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Narcicissm, Insecurity, and Facebook

Last Updated: July 27, 2021

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

A study recently found those who post “self-promoting” pictures of themselves or who frequently update their information on their Facebook profiles or are either narcissistic or are struggling with low self-esteem.

The study, looking at 50 male and 50 female students from York University, examines how Facebook and other social networks offer a method of “self-presentation.”

What do you think about this study?

  • Comments on: Narcicissm, Insecurity, and Facebook
    1. Jon on

      In the study the author makes a statement that despite the booming success of such friend-networking sites peer review publish research evaluating the impact of these sites on behavior and identity construction is scarce at best.

      Well, when you set it up like that, seemingly you can get away with a tiny sample size (100) in a such a narrow vein of users (a specific university’s students) and use it to make freshman sociology assumptions boarding on the completely obvious.

      Good times.

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    2. Ray McKinnon on

      I am very skeptical of a “study” with such a small sample. It is impossible to draw a correlation based solely on that study…

      Reply

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