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Published: 2020-12-30

Narcissism and Social-Media How social-media use can impact perceived stress on Facebook academic motivation

University of Bucharest, Department of Psychology
grandiose narcissism Facebook related behavior stress


The aim of this study is to investigate the level of association between grandiose narcissism and Facebook related behaviours, as well as, to test the moderating role of active Facebook usage in the relathionship between grandiose narcissism and Facebook perceived stress. The cross-sectional data was collected from 130 Facebook users (N = 130; 79.2% female; 20.8% male; SD = 10.60) including demographic data, the level of self-disclosure, FOMO, Facebook addiction, the intensity of Facebook usage, Facebook perceived stress and the way of usage (active or passive). Findings revealed an association between grandiose narcissim and self-diclosure. The results imply that even if Facebook is currently the most popular platform, narcissists might prefer other apps due to their less sophisticated and easier to manage interfaces. Therefore, some individuals suffering from narcissism put less effort in the awareness and engaging process with their target for obtaining the needed gratifications and validation. Limits and future directions are discussed.


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How to Cite

Carusi, M. (2020). Narcissism and Social-Media How social-media use can impact perceived stress on Facebook academic motivation. Studia Doctoralia, 11(2), 110–120.