Maria Gabriella Pediconi, Alberto Urbani

I (am) social. Facebook in the daily life of young people

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Keywords: Facebook; Adolescents; Anaclitic Support; Narcissistic Substitute.

Our research suggests a dynamic interpretative approach in order to analyze the place of Facebook within the daily life of adolescents. The social habit, typical of the daily life of digital natives, both in a qualitative and quantitative way, also like a medium for their fundamental affective investments, is considered here as representative of the exploring aptitude of adolescents. 180 adolescents have confirmed the relevance of this communication tool in terms of anaclitic support or narcissistic substitute. A moderate intrusiveness has emerged, interlocking with other significant activities. As well as a representation of social experience between its fashion and sharing. For our sample the narcissistic substitution is only a temptation.

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