We have concluded that posting selfies is correlated with narcissism, but how strong is the correlation?

Reference: Correlation between selfie and Narcissism

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    $\begingroup$ Have you checked the paper referenced in that post:? I would be surprised if they do not list it? Possibly ask for elaboration on that answer, instead of posting this as a separate question? $\endgroup$
    – Steven Jeuris
    Aug 17, 2015 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ I can't find any source where I can read the article. I could only find abstracts with not clear answer. $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2015 at 13:46

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Table 1 of Fox and Rooney (2015) report this correlation between selfies posted on social networks and narcissim to be r = .19 in a sample of 800 U.S. men, (mean age = 29, SD = 6.5). I.e., the observed correlation was small in a general sense. But in the broader domain of personality-behaviour correlations, .19 is fairly moderate.

Participants’ selfie posting behavior was assessed with one item inquiring how many pictures they had taken of themselves and posted on SNSs in the past week (M = 0.56, SD = 2.33; min = 0, max = 30).

table of correlations photos taken, selfies and narcissism

Fox, J., & Rooney, M. C. (2015). The Dark Triad and trait self-objectification as predictors of men’s use and self-presentation behaviors on social networking sites. Personality & Individual Differences, 76, 161-165. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.12.017


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