Social networks user: current research



The purpose of this article is to review current research studies focusing on the users of Facebook and their behaviors in social networks. This review is organized into two sections: 1) social-demographic characteristics (Age, Gender, Nationality); 2) personality characteristics (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness-to-Experience, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Narcissism, Self-esteem). The results showed that the information in the personal profile and online behavior are strongly connected with socio-demographic and personality characteristics

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Keywords: social networks, Facebook, five-factor model of personality, narcissism, self-esteem

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Agadullina E.R. Social networks user: current research [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 36–46. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040305. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Elena R. Agadullina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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