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dc.contributor.authorChia, Doris Xin Yi
dc.contributor.authorPremala Mariappan
dc.contributor.authorTay, Rachel Hui Fen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-22T06:58:01Z
dc.date.available2015-04-22T06:58:01Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/62607
dc.description.abstractAs social media gains popularity, research into social media is also expanding. With individual differences in social media usage patterns, extensive research has looked at personality factors such as Big Five, narcissism and self-esteem to provide clarifications to these differences. This paper provides a review of the literature regarding the relationship between personality and social media usage in three broad areas namely, usage intensity (e.g. time spent and frequency of use), self-disclosure (e.g. breadth and depth) and motivations (e.g. social and informational motives). Overall, review of literature seems to suggest that the findings related to personality on social media are unclear as contradictory findings are presented. The paper analyses methodological and research base issues such as sampling characteristics, measures, methods and publication biases, and how these issues may have played a role in the inconclusive findings. Finally, suggestions for future directions are given to improve the literature surrounding this field.en_US
dc.format.extent59 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titlePersonality and social media : usage intensity, self-disclosure and motivationsen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorQiu Linen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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