ABSTRACT. In the present paper, I focus on the Facebook use intensity, the development of Facebook addiction, and the impact of personal characteristics and motivation components on Facebook utilization and Facebook addictive tendency. The current study has extended past research by elucidating possible mechanisms forming the foundation of maladaptive models of Facebook usage, the role of personal psychological features in Facebook utilization, relevant psychological predictors for Facebook addiction, and the employment and interpersonal satisfactions of Facebook. pp. 182–188
JEL codes: A13; D82; L86

Keywords: Facebook; usage; addiction; personal trait; motivation factor

How to cite: Lazaroiu, George (2016), “Individual Personality Characteristics as Pivotal Predictors of Facebook Use,” Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management 4(1): 182–188.

Received 12 January 2016 • Received in revised form 24 March 2016
Accepted 25 March 2016 • Available online 15 May 2016


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