The Los Angeles Times reports on a new study that shows women who post a lot of pictures on Facebook are more likely to base their self-worth on appearance. The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, looked at typical behaviors of participants on Facebook. The study showed that women who had larger networks and posted the most pictures of themselves were more vested in their appearance. Those people who spent less time on social media tended to base their self-worth on family love and support, academics, and being a moral person.
What do you think? Social media has become such a huge part of our society. Can you have the balance of being highly involved in social media but not putting as much self-worth on appearance?
Also, check out another study Effects of Exposure on Facebook to Self-Esteem