Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to  Users’ Life Satisfaction?Dr. Hanna Krasnova               Helena Wenninger          ...
Is privacy theonly cost of SNS participation?
Such a familar context - such an unfamiliarperspective...                           Is Envy a Reason?                 • Fe...
Think about the last time   you used Facebook…   What did you feel?            Global Emotional Outcomes           (share ...
Many users reportfeeling frustrated andexhausted after usingFacebook.What do you thinkcauses thesefeelings?36% report feel...
Think about the last time you envied someone.Where did you experience this feeling?      Offline Setting                  ...
What have you envied last time?                                  Trigger of the Most Recent Envy Incident                 ...
Follow-up study: TheConsequences of Envy
Such a familar context - such an unfamiliarperspective...                           Is Envy a Reason?                  • F...
Testing Consequences of Envy                               life                               satisfactionSocialInformatio...
Envy is a full mediator of three critical outcomes                                     Sobel-Test p-value=0.000           ...
“Envy Spiral”        Enhancement                        I Envy          of others            Others        Self-          ...
THANK YOU!If you have any questions please contact:Dr. Hanna Krasnovakrasnovh@wiwi.hu-berlin.deProf. Dr. Peter Buxmannbuxm...
References and AcknowledgementMajor Reference   Krasnova, H., Wenninger, H., Widjaja, T., Buxmann, P. (2013) “Envy on Fac...
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  1. 1. Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?Dr. Hanna Krasnova Helena Wenninger Dr. Thomas Widjaja Prof. Dr. Peter BuxmannHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin Technische Universität DarmstadtBerlin, Germany Hochschulstraße 1, 64289 Darmstadt,krasnovh@wiwi.hu-berlin.de buxmann@is.tu-darmstadt.de
  2. 2. Is privacy theonly cost of SNS participation?
  3. 3. Such a familar context - such an unfamiliarperspective... Is Envy a Reason? • Feelings of Unhappiness (Chou and Edge 2010) Negative • Emotional Exhaustion (Maier et al. 2012)Outcomes of Social • Depression (OKeeffe et al. 2011) Information • Loniliness (Burke et al. 2010)Consumption • Social Overload (Maier et al. 2012)
  4. 4. Think about the last time you used Facebook… What did you feel? Global Emotional Outcomes (share of respondents, n=357)Negative 36,9%Positive 43,8% Neutral 28,80% 0,0% 10,0% 20,0% 30,0% 40,0% 50,0%
  5. 5. Many users reportfeeling frustrated andexhausted after usingFacebook.What do you thinkcauses thesefeelings?36% report feelingfrustrated sometimesor more often, whentalking aboutthemselves…
  6. 6. Think about the last time you envied someone.Where did you experience this feeling? Offline Setting Facebook 71,5% 21,3%
  7. 7. What have you envied last time? Trigger of the Most Recent Envy Incident 1,4% Personality 1,4% Money 2,8% Appearance 2,8% Job Success 15,5% 2,8% Abilities 11,8% 2,8%Success in Studies 4,2% Love / Family 5,6%Success in General 7,0% Happiness 14,1% Social Interaction 56,3%Travel and Leisure 19,3% 0,0% 10,0% 20,0% 30,0% 40,0% 50,0% 60,0% Facebook (n=71) Offline (n=238)
  8. 8. Follow-up study: TheConsequences of Envy
  9. 9. Such a familar context - such an unfamiliarperspective... Is Envy a Reason? • Feelings of Unhappiness (Chou and Edge 2010) Negative Outcomes of • Emotional Exhaustion (Maier et al. 2012) Social • Depression (OKeeffe et al. 2011) Information • Loniliness (Burke et al. 2010) Consumption • Social Overload (Maier et al. 2012)
  10. 10. Testing Consequences of Envy life satisfactionSocialInformation emotional EnvyConsumption exhaustionon Facebook self- enhancement
  11. 11. Envy is a full mediator of three critical outcomes Sobel-Test p-value=0.000 Gender ** 87 0.1 Age Life n.s. Social Information Envy on FB Satisfaction Consumption on FB 0.366** R2 =13.4% -0.390** 0.121 Number of R2 =15.1% * n.s Friends . Active Model 1 LS Participation Sobel-Test p-value=0.000 Gender . n.s Age Emotional n.s. Social Information Envy on FB Exhaustion on FB Consumption on FB 0.372** R2 =13.8% 0.433** 0.157 Number of R2 =22.7% * n.s Friends . Active Model 2 EE Participation Sobel-Test p-value=0.000 Gender . n.s Age Self-Enhancement on FB n.s. Social Information Envy on FB Consumption on FB 0.374** R2 =14.0% 0.424** R2 =35.2% 0.276 Number of ** n.s Friends . Active Model 3 SE ParticipationSignificance: * at 5%; ** at 1% or lowern=227; Sobel Test p=0.000
  12. 12. “Envy Spiral” Enhancement I Envy of others Others Self- Envy enhancement
  13. 13. THANK YOU!If you have any questions please contact:Dr. Hanna Krasnovakrasnovh@wiwi.hu-berlin.deProf. Dr. Peter Buxmannbuxmann@is.tu-darmstadt.de
  14. 14. References and AcknowledgementMajor Reference Krasnova, H., Wenninger, H., Widjaja, T., Buxmann, P. (2013) “Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?”, 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Leipzig, Germany. In press.Acknowledgement Multiple people have contributed their ideas or comments when this research was developed. Among them: Dorin Toma, Philippa König, Johanna Sprondel, Sascha Friesike and Annika Baumann.Related Past Research of Other Authors: Burke, M., Marlow, C., Lento, T.: Social network activity and social well-being. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1909-1912. ACM, (2010) Maier, C., Laumer, S., Eckhardt, A., Weitzel, T.: When Social Networking Turns to Social Overload: Explaining the Stress, Emotional Exhaustion, and Quitting Behavior from Social Network Sites Users. In: ECIS 2012 Proceedings. (2012) OKeeffe, G.S., Clarke-Pearson, K.: The impact of social media on children, adolescents, and families. Pediatrics 127, 800-804 (2011) Chou, H.T.G., Edge, N.: “They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am”: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others Lives. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 15, (2012)
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