#Selfie: how does narcissism manifest through self-representation online?

Hutchinson, Lucy (2015) #Selfie: how does narcissism manifest through self-representation online? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The intention of this dissertation is to perform an investigative analysis using an online ethnography, on how narcissism manifests through self-representation online. This work examines the phenomenon of ‘the selfie’ and contests discussions surrounding a culture of narcissism in context of online self-representation. It argues whether social media and the rise of the ‘selfie’ phenomenon has increased online narcissism, or has the urge to self-promote always been part of human behaviour. The research is done with specific reference to theorists Kozinets (2010), Twenge & Campbell (2009) and others in fields of contemporary social media and online interaction and representation. An online survey of 20, aged 20-26, assessed the link between selfie-engaging behaviour and narcissistic personality traits using the Narcissism Personality Inventory. The results and implications are further discussed in conjunction with previous research. Suggestions for future research are provided.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 14:48
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 14:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22705

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