Italian Bloggers' Stories: Their Personalities and Interpersonal Relationship Quality

Maria Di Blasi, Maurizio Cardaci, Barbara Caci, Ferraro, Bono, Cassisi, Stetson, Hilker, Nonino, Pietrinferni, Pulone, Richtler, Castellani, Grundahl, Monelli, Prada Moroni, Freyhammer, Dall'Ora, Piersimoni, Degl'InnocentiBuonanno, Caputo, Corsi, Calamida, Iannicola

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Abstract

Abstract: Personal blogs represent a new emergent phenomenon that draws attention of psycholo-gists. In this framework, the present paper discusses the opportunity of evaluating both bloggers’ per-sonalities and their social relationships quality using blog as a new research methodology. Blog usagedata, Big Five personality traits, Interpersonal relationships quality and Internet addiction were evalu-ated in a population of 30 Italian bloggers. Results about Big Five personality traits showed no specificpersonality patterns leading people to become bloggers. However, Italian bloggers describe them-selves as individuals considerably open to experience, very affiliative or friendly and capable of man-aging their interpersonal problems. Despite their intensive blogging, they also exhibited low levels ofInternet Addiction. Further qualitative researches, however, should be performed for deeply analyzinghow bloggers manage their self-image.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-96
Number of pages2
JournalCYBERPSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
Volumevolume 12, number 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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