Lowering Stress LevelResearcher: Institute of Human, Language and Environmental Sciences, IULM University, Milan, Italy. Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab, Istituto Italiano Auxologico-IRCCS, Milan, Italy. Dipartimento in Psicologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy.

Publications: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers,, 22/12/2012

 In some cases there who claim experience stress during use Facebook, but this research shows that those who spend time using Facebook can help her to relax and reduce stress levels.According to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Milan, during the studied 30 students, researchers found that the natural state they felt during use social networks to make them relax and reduce levels of stress and tension.In the study, the students were monitored in three situations, namely a panoramic view of the landscape, completing complex mathematical equations and using Facebook. The first situation is addressed them more relaxed than working on a math equation that makes them tense and stressed. But when they use Facebook, researchers found the attraction and arousal higher. 
These findings support the researchers' hypothesis that the success of Facebook, and other social media, correlated with a positive experience that affects mental and physical user during use.Helpful for Job Seekers

Researcher: Northern Illinois University's College of Business, USA 

Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20/02/2012

 You're looking for a job? Your Facebook account can be used as a basis for evaluation and assessment when you apply for a job. It can? It could be, according to the results of this study, though seldom or have not been tested in Indonesia. Because usually an employee Facebook accounts, more judging from the negative side only, which means that if the owner of the work examines Facebook account employees, who will look for is the weakness of the employee.Well this is different from the results of a study conducted by researchers from Northern Illinois University's College of Business, USA. The research team considers that the assessment of candidates' Facebook accounts better than IQ test and a personality that has been done. Primarily to assess the employee's performance for the long term.Don Kluemper, as the leader of the study, carried out this study with the two approaches, but with the same evaluation questions. The first way, prospective employees fill out a questionnaire as a personality test as usually performed by the company in general. The second way researchers ask the same question to the list of the assessment team will evaluate candidates based pages (profiles) Facebook them.For this study, both prospective employees and a team of researchers used personality questionnaire questionnaires commonly used by companies to measure five key traits of potential employees that conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, emotional stability and openness.Within five to 10 minutes, the appraiser can see what is posted on the Facebook wall subjects (prospective employees), pay attention to the number of friends they have, examined photos of them to see how their social life then assess their appetite for books and music.The researchers then calculated the value of the subject's personality, which is based on the responses / answers from the prospective employee and the second based on responses from appraisers. The team found that the assessor Facebook has a pretty good grip on the five aspects of their evaluation.The results are then verified with further evaluation in which subjects or prospective employee hired. In the next six months, the researchers asked their supervisor to evaluate performance. The result is quite surprising, scores for personality more accurately value or equal to what is assessed by the assessment team through a Facebook account subject.Improving Self-Esteem (more PD)

Researcher: Cornell University, New York, USA

 Publication:, 1/03/2011

 Unlike a mirror, which reminds of who we really are and may have a negative effect on self-esteem if the evaluation of the image / picture yourself not in accordance with our ideals. Unlike Facebook, where a lot of the feedback we can get from other people. Facebook can show a positive version of ourselves. While some think that it is a version that can fool yourself, but basically contains the positive.The study, conducted by researchers from Cornell University were the first to demonstrate the psychological benefits of the use of Facebook. The results of this study revealed that Facebook users may feel the urge to themselves just by looking at their Facebook wall.Researcher Jeffrey Hancock said the results may have a direct effect on increasing self-esteem or self-confidence, when Facebook users to install / upload their best image and reveal about themselves, while friends and family will give you positive feedback. All of this contributes positively to an increase in self-esteem and more confidence.

 Allows users Succeeding in Study

Researcher: Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, USA 

Publication:, 8.18.2010

 The results of this study may be debated. But according to researchers, those who actively use Facebook, including a vigorous post / update their status every minute more likely to survive to continue their studies in higher education compared to users who are less active.Studies conducted by Abilene Christian University, the first half included 375 students over the nine months to examine how their activity on Facebook can be used as a predictor of student likely to stay in school. This study found that students who return to school after the first year is significant with their activity on Facebook. Those who actively use Facebook tend to persist in their studiesMore results from this study, breaking the opinions and judgments many people, who had been considered that active users Facebook or other social media lack a good social life, or away from social interaction in everyday life.According to Jason Morris, assistant professor and director of higher education at Abilene Christian University, who is also the author of the study, students are more active on Facebook, they are also actively involved in their daily lives, build new friendships and take part in activities university.For other variables, the study also measured the number of users who join the Facebook Group and photo album posted by students. By ignoring the statistical difference, researchers found that activity in the wall / timeline and the number of Facebook friends is the most significant predictor for determining a person's activity on Facebook, which in turn reflects their enthusiasm in the academic world around them.The study appears in a timely manner in which many people argue about the impact of technology, such as social networking sites and smartphones can isolate users from social life.Despite the different interpretations, researchers believe that sites like Facebook can be an escape from the actual reality, it is a reflection of real life users to interact. The students were more active in dealing with people on Facebook, most likely have been in contact with them in the real world. 

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 Researcher: The Lab42 Survey, Market Research Smarter, Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Publication:, 15/11/2011 

Facebook can make or break a relationship, right? Well according to a survey conducted in October 2011 and included 550 adults in social networking, says that Facebook is the heart of a relationship, both in the initial introduction, the process of building and maintain relationship and at the end of the relationship.How when you meet someone interesting? If you are like most people in Lab42 survey, you will send a friend request to someone on Facebook after you conduct reconnaissance presence in advance. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said the same thing.If there is interest, 42 percent of respondents would look for people they like personally (directly in real life), but only 25 percent said they were in touch through Facebook alone. Another response, they approach people who preferably by telephone (16 percent), SMS (11 per cent), email (5 percent), and other (2 percent).If the connection is successfully established and continue, 38 percent will update their relationship status on Facebook, as if it were an official announcement. Only 24 percent will tell their friends, and the same amount will wait until there is a change in their relationship, only then they change their status on Facebook.Facebook continues to be an important communication tool between couples, 79 percent of couples say that they always send a message via Facebook or chat using another popular application.When the relationship ended, more than half (52 percent) say they will update their status on Facebook to "single" or "in a relationship" immediately, as the official notification to their friends. Only 9 percent said they would wait for their partner to change their status before they do it.Well all of this is research in different countries with Indonesia. Are the results of this study can also portray the same thing for Facebook users in Indonesia? Each has its own assessment. However, such indications may occur for Facebook users in Indonesia.Right or wrong, appropriate or not, whether or not, I hope the results of this study can be input together.



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