The personality of popular Facebook users
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|The personality of popular Facebook users|
|Authors:||Daniele Quercia, Renaud Lambiotte, David Stillwell, Michal Kosinski, Jon Crowcroft|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work : 955-964. 2012|
|Publisher:||Association for Computing Machinery|
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|Restricted:||DTU Digital Library|
The sample was of 172'952 Facebook users from the United States of America. For the correlation with self-monitoring only 2'165 users were considered.
The number of Facebook friends (the logarithm of that number) correlated the most with the personality dimention extraversion (r=0.2) and also slightly negatively with neuroticism (r=-0.068). The number of Facebook friends also correlated negatively with age.
With the analysis of the data set from 2'165 Facebook users self-monitoring also showed correlation with the logarithm of the number of Facebook friends. However, with extraversion as a co-variate in a linear model the effect disappeared.