Italian bloggers’ stories. Their personality and interpersonal relationships quality.

Ferraro, G; Conti, F

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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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)79-84
Numero di pagine6
RivistaAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Volume6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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