The relative contributions of implicit and explicit self-esteem to narcissistic use of Facebook

  title={The relative contributions of implicit and explicit self-esteem to narcissistic use of Facebook},
  author={Roma Subramanian and Kevin Wise and Doug Davis and Manu Bhandari and Erin Morris},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
This study aimed to explore the relationship between narcissism and Facebook use. Based on a conceptualization of narcissism as a discrepancy between implicit and explicit self-esteem, we investigated the relative contributions of each element of self-esteem to different Facebook behaviors presumed to represent narcissism. We measured the explicit and implicit self-esteem of 81 participants using the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the Self-Esteem Implicit Association Test (IAT), respectively… CONTINUE READING

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