Social Comparison Through Social Media Groups Tied to Sport: Communities of Support or Communities of Condemnation
This pilot study surveyed members of Facebook pages tied to sport (e.g., Peloton, iFit, Girls that Run, etc.). The study examines if members of theses pages engage in upward or downward social comparison. Past research has examined social comparison and fitness apps, but this study examines social comparison and fitness Facebook pages.
social media, sports, communities
Haigh, M. M., & Oeldorf-Hirsch, A. (2023). Social comparison through social media groups tied to sport: Communities of support or communities of condemnation. Poster presented at the Health Scholar Showcase, Translational Health Research Center, San Marcos, Texas.