Review paper

The interplay between Facebook use, social comparison, envy, and depression

Volume: 9, Pages: 44 - 49
Published: Jun 1, 2016
Abstract
In their Facebook profiles, users communicate abundant social comparison information conveying mainly positive self-portrayals. Thereby, social networking sites like Facebook provide a fertile ground for envy. This has been proposed as a mechanism for the potential negative effects of Facebook use on well-being and depression. This article reviews research on this process. Studies show that (especially passive) Facebook use indeed predicts...
Paper Details
Title
The interplay between Facebook use, social comparison, envy, and depression
Published Date
Jun 1, 2016
Volume
9
Pages
44 - 49
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