Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
In previous studies, narcissism has been found to relate to social media behaviors, such as how often one posts and how many friends or followers one has (McCain & Campbell, 2016; Singh, Farley, and Donahue, 2018). The present study attempted to create a model of social media use predicted by narcissism and selfconsciousness. A sample of 397 adults with a mean age of 29 years was collected using MTurk. Participants completed a social media use survey, the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (Raskin & Hall, 1979) and the Self-Consciousness Scale (Scheier & Carver, 1985). Results showed that while narcissism and selfconsciousness were correlated, narcissism was not significantly related to social media use. Several explanations for the present study’s findings are discussed.
Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis
Scholarly Commons Citation
Frederick, C. M., & Zhang, T. (2019). Narcissism and Social Media Usage: Is There No Longer a Relationship?. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 16(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1322