Subjective well-being and social media use: Do personality traits moderate the impact of social comparison on Facebook?

  title={Subjective well-being and social media use: Do personality traits moderate the impact of social comparison on Facebook?},
  author={J. Gerson and Anke C. Plagnol and P. Corr},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
  • J. Gerson, Anke C. Plagnol, P. Corr
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Comput. Hum. Behav.
  • The purpose of the study was to explore whether personality traits moderate the association between social comparison on Facebook and subjective well-being, measured as both life satisfaction and eudaimonic well-being. Data were collected via an online questionnaire which measured Facebook use, social comparison behavior and personality traits for 337 respondents. The results showed positive associations between Facebook intensity and both measures of subjective well-being, and negative… CONTINUE READING

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