Does mindset matter for using social networking sites? understanding motivations for and uses of Instagram with growth versus fixed mindset

Young A. Song, So Young Lee, Yoojung Kim

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Abstract

This study examines whether and how consumers with different mindsets (i.e. fixed versus growth) have different motives for and patterns of using Instagram. The findings indicate that growth-mindset individuals are more likely to engage in a variety of Instagram activities and to have various motives for using Instagram (i.e. identity expression, social interaction, relationship management, and information seeking). In terms of brand-related motives for using Instagram, interestingly, growth-mindset individuals place relatively greater emphasis on brand identification. Further implications are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-904
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Advertising
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Marketing

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