A Study of the Relationship between Vanity Trait and Social Comparison
MetadataShow full item record
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between vanity traits and social comparison among music fans. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12-18 year-old adolescents in Taiwan. The results of this study show that: (1) fans with high level of concerns with their physical appearance were likely to make “lateral” social comparison; (2) fans with strong view on physical appearance were likely to make “downward” social comparison; (3) fans with high level of concerns with achievements were likely to make “upward” social comparison; and (4) fans with strong view on achievements were likely to make “lateral” social comparison. A key contribution of this study is the development of these four research propositions.
Copyright © 2013 International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology Press (IACSIT Press)
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Beatty, Shelley Ellen (2003)The long-term regular use of tobacco and hazardous alcohol use are responsible for significant mortality and morbidity as well as social and economic harm in Australia each year. There is necessary the more cost-efficient ...
A randomised controlled trial of an online fatigue self-management group intervention for adults with chronic neurological conditionsGhahari, Setareh (2009)Background: Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of neurological conditions. Although the literature suggests different approaches to treatment of this pervasive symptom, there is not a single, agreed comprehensive ...
Environmental policy making in highly contested contexts: the success of adaptive-collaborative approachesMiddle, Garry J (2010)This thesis examines the successes and failures of different approaches to environmental policy making in contexts where the level of conflict are significant, both in intensity and complexity. In this thesis the term ...