The Ministry of Finance produces an updated set of population projections every year to provide a demographic outlook reflecting the most up-to-date trends and historical data.
This update is based on the new 2015 population estimates from Statistics Canada and includes minor changes to reflect the most recent trends in fertility, mortality and migration.
People with low self-esteem are more likely to see the advantages of self-disclosing on Facebook rather than in person, but because their status updates tend to express more negative and less positive affect, they tend to be perceived as less likeable ().
Status updates are one of the most popular features of Facebook, but few studies have examined the traits and motives that influence the topics that people choose to update about.
In this study, 555 Facebook users completed measures of the Big Five, self-esteem, narcissism, motives for using Facebook, and frequency of updating about a range of topics.
Those who do may experience the benefits of social inclusion, whereas those who do not might experience a lower sense of belonging, self-esteem, and meaningful existence ().
Our results may therefore shed light on the status update topics that put Facebook users at risk of online ostracism.
We therefore predicted that openness would be positively associated with updating about intellectual topics, and that this association would be mediated by the use of Facebook for sharing information ().
People who are high in agreeableness tend to be cooperative, helpful, and interpersonally successful.In spite of the central role of status updates in Facebook use, few studies have examined the predictors of the topics that people choose to write about in their updates.The current study took a step in this direction by examining the personality traits associated with the frequency of updating about five broad topics identified through a factor analytic approach: social activities and everyday life, intellectual pursuits, accomplishments, diet/exercise, and significant relationships.Agreeableness is positively associated with posting on Facebook to communicate and connect with others and negatively associated with posting to seek attention ().Thus, we predicted that conscientiousness would be positively associated with updating about inoffensive, “safe” topics (i.e., social activities and everyday life), which would be mediated by the lower tendency of using Facebook for validation ().The low- and high-growth scenarios provide a reasonable forecast range based on plausible changes in the components of growth.