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.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|