This research study examined what the motivations and consequences of self-disclosure on Instagram were as well as its correlation with Impression Management Theory. The research used a 37 question survey which was distributed on social media, through the Department of Media and Communication at ETSU as well as a public speaking class. There were 232 participants in this study who were 18 or older and used Instagram. Research found that individuals’ self-disclose using levels of relationship management, showing off, information sharing and habitual behavior. Future research includes the opportunity to incorporate a sample of participants across different cultures to analyze the differences in self-disclosure styles on Instagram.
|Commitee:||Marshall, Steohen, Price-Rhea, Kelly, Waters, Susan|
|School:||East Tennessee State University|
|Department:||Media and Communication|
|School Location:||United States -- Tennessee|
|Source:||MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Communication, Web Studies, Mass communications|
|Keywords:||Impression management, Instagram, Mass communication, Self-disclosure, Self-representation, Social media|
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