Social Comparison and Well-being under Social Media Influence
- 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.116How to use a DOI?
- social comparison; self-esteem; well-being; Mobile SNS; social media
Social networking sites (SNSs) are now essential in daily life. Especially during COVID-19, people are more engaged in social media life. However, studies show that social comparisons arise from the use of social media. Many potential questions arise from the social comparison theory and its effect on an individual’s psychological well-being. This paper mainly focuses on discussing 1) social media use, upward social comparison, and well-being. 2) The positive effects of people on social networking sites. By connecting upward social comparison and social media use, A large number of studies have found that time spent on social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) is negatively related to self-esteem. Lower body image and body satisfaction were also shown among young women. However, social comparison through social media can result in benign envy and motivate people by filling in the blanks of their needs. Implications for this research question and limitations are discussed, and suggestions are made for future research.
Note: the social networking sites in this paper refer to smartphone use social media.
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TY - CONF AU - Qiuyu Han PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Social Comparison and Well-being under Social Media Influence BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 633 EP - 636 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.116 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.116 ID - Han2022 ER -