The impact of impression management on the choice of Facebook profile photos among young adults in Singapore.
Date of Issue2013
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Facebook is very popular social-networking site among young adults. Seen as an extension of the individual, personal profiles can reflect an online self to others. Profile photos are a form of identification for Facebook users, featuring prominently in all their social interactions on the website. Users need to manually choose their profile photos. This study looked at how impression management would affect that choice of profile photos among young adults. Interviews were conducted to gather data. Findings suggest that impression management matters to the extent that young adults try to present an aesthetic idealized self. Beyond that, impression management did not feature more extensively on Facebook than offline. This follows from the lack of purposive consideration of others’ perceptions towards an individual’s selection of a profile photo.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social psychology
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University