Influences of narcissism and parental mediation on adolescents' textual and visual personal information disclosure in Facebook
Ang, Rebecca P.
Lwin, May Oo
Date of Issue2016
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This study aims to examine how adolescents' textual and visual personal information disclosure is influenced by their narcissistic personality and parental mediation. The moderation effect of parental mediation on narcissism was also explored. A total of 780 secondary school students aged between 13 and 18 participated in the study. Multiple regression analysis was conducted and results showed that narcissism increases the disclosure of both textual information and visual information while parental mediation decreases the disclosure of both textual information and visual information. Parental mediation moderates the link between narcissism and visual information disclosure, but not the link between narcissism and textual information disclosure. Implications of the findings for parents, school teachers, and educators were discussed.
Computers in Human Behavior
© 2015 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Computers in Human Behavior, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.060].