Preditores do uso do Facebook pelos adolescentes portugueses: contributos de um estudo exploratório

Translated title of the contribution: Predictors of Facebook use among Portuguese adolescents: contributes of an exploratory study

Paulo César Dias, José António García del Castillo, Álvaro García del Castillo-López

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Abstract

The widespread use of social networks has brought opportunities and constraints at the same time, even faster than research and knowledge on this topic. In this paper, we intend to explore the role of personal and psychosocial variables in Facebook use, considering a set of self-report questionnaires to a sample of 386 Portuguese adolescents. We found gender differences in social network use, a positive relationship with age, self-regulation and self-esteem, with peer interaction with offline contacts as the strongest predictor for social network use. These data suggest the role of this application as a mean to maintain contact with peers.
Translated title of the contributionPredictors of Facebook use among Portuguese adolescents: contributes of an exploratory study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)31-42
JournalActualidades en Psicología
Volume31
Issue number123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Facebook use
  • Adolescents
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-regulation
  • Peers

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