Narcissism, Self-esteem and Snapchat usage: Exploring the Relationships

1Sylvana Binyameen, Noha Afeef, Tabassum Rashid

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Abstract:

The current study is designed to address the relationship between the use of Snapchat versus narcissism and self-esteem. The aim of the study was to find out if the extensive use of Snapchat is an indicator for narcissism. The participants were 618 users of Snapchat who living in Jeddah. Most participants were female (80.7%) aged between 21 years old and 25 years old (44.5%) and were students (56.3%). The participants were responded to the survey through social media platforms (WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat). The participants were responded to Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, which were distributed online for this study. The scales that were used such as the Narcissistic Personality Inventory which measured narcissism as a personality trait and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale which measured global self-worth. The result found the respondents showed no significant score on narcissism nor self-esteem. There was no strong correlation between any of the variables.

Keywords:

Snapchat, narcissism, self-esteem.

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueSpecial Issue 1
Pages190-197

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