Contingencies of Self-Worth and Social-Networking-Site Behavior

  title={Contingencies of Self-Worth and Social-Networking-Site Behavior},
  author={Michael Stefanone and Derek Lackaff and Devan Rosen},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={14 1-2},
Social-networking sites like Facebook enable people to share a range of personal information with expansive groups of "friends." With the growing popularity of media sharing online, many questions remain regarding antecedent conditions for this behavior. Contingencies of self-worth afford a more nuanced approach to variable traits that affect self-esteem, and may help explain online behavior. A total of 311 participants completed an online survey measuring such contingencies and typical… 

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