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SOCIALA MEDIER OCH DESS PÅVERKAN PÅ UNGDOMARS HÄLSA
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is about the use of social media for high school students and the importance of social media and how social media affect young people's health. The purpose of this study was to investigate why high school students are using social media and how it affects their health. The method used for the study is a qualitative approach in the form of semistructured interview. Study participants were boys and girls aged 16–19 years old who were active on social media. The results show that the use of social media was primarily to communicate but also as a pastime and information channel where the users give and take information about different things. The usage of social media was important for maintaining the relationship with family and friends and for making new friends. It was also important for communication because it is easy and quick to communicate and to feel involved. The usage of social media influence the health of adolescent both negatively and positively. The negative effects were that they had headaches, tiredness and a tendency to postpone things. The positive effects were that they could talk it out with someone on social media as well as they could get advice. The conclusion to be drawn from this study is that many people use social media and it is significant and has both positive and negative health effects. 

Keywords: Health, High School Student, Social media, Qualitative Methods   

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2017. , p. 34
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-35904DiVA, id: diva2:1114457
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Science of Public Health
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Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-23 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved

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