Low Self-Esteem and Selfie Posting Among Young Women
Roberta Biolcati1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2019
First Page: 155
Last Page: 168
Publisher Id: TOPSYJ-12-155
Article History:Received Date: 06/03/2019
Revision Received Date: 25/06/2019
Acceptance Date: 20/08/2019
Electronic publication date: 31/08/2019
Collection year: 2019
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Self-esteem is a critical factor in online impression management strategies and could play a crucial role in explaining women’s selfie-posting behaviours. Previous works examining relationships between self-esteem and self-presentation on social media have yielded controversial results.
This study was performed to clarify the relationship between self-esteem and the frequency of taking and posting own, group and partner selfies on Social Networking Sites (SNS).
A sample of 692 Italian young women (18-28 years old) completed questionnaires on self-esteem, satisfaction with life, body satisfaction and selfie posting bahaviours. The low self-esteem group was compared with the high self-esteem group.
Results showed that women with low self-esteem are more dissatisfied with their body image and life and significantly they post fewer types of selfies compared to women with high self-esteem.
Findings from this study provide new insights into the relation between self-esteem and selfie impression management strategies.