• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    International journal of…
    2012
  • DOI:10.2190/AG.74.2.d

A generational comparison of social networking site use: the influence of age and social identity.

@article{Barker2012AGC,
  title={A generational comparison of social networking site use: the influence of age and social identity.},
  author={Valerie Barker},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={
          163-87
        }
}
An online survey (N=256) compared social networking site (SNS) use among younger (millennial: 18-29) and older (baby-boomer: 41-64) subscribers focusing on the influence of collective self-esteem and group identity on motives for SNS use. Younger participants reported higher positive collective self-esteem, social networking site use for peer communication, and social compensation. Regardless of age, participants reporting high collective self-esteem and group identity were more likely to use… CONTINUE READING

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