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Sociala Mediers betydelse för unga kvinnors självbild: En kvalitativ intervjustudie
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The relationship between Social Media and young women’s self-image (English)
Abstract [sv]

Sociala mediers roll i unga människors liv har kommit att bli en tredje viktig omvärldskomponent i identitetsskapandet och utgör en unik kontext för social jämförelse. Tidigare forskning har visat att Internet och dess tillgänglighet kan ha en inverkan på unga kvinnors självbild och identitetsskapande. Syftet med studien var att undersöka hur unga kvinnor upplever att deras användande av sociala medier har betydelse för deras självbild. Studien genomfördes med en kvalitativ metod och datainsamlingen bestod av halvstrukturerade intervjuer. Undersökningsdeltagarna bestod av nio kvinnor i åldrarna 23–28 år. Det transkriberade materialet analyserades enligt kvalitativ manifest innehållsanalys med latenta inslag. Analysen resulterade i tre huvudkategorier 1) Användandet av Sociala Medier 2) Självförstärkande och 3) Självnedsättande. Resultatet visade att kvinnorna upplevde att sociala medier kan ha både positivt och negativt inflytande på självbilden. Avslutningsvis diskuteras relevansen av att kontinuerligt bevaka och problematisera sociala medier, både för den enskilde individen men även för samhället i stort.

Abstract [en]

Social media has become a third important external component of identity creation and constitutes a unique context for social comparison. Previous research has shown that the exposure of internet can affect young women’s self-image and identity creation. The aim of the study was to understand how young women experiencing that their use of social media affects their self-image. The study was conducted with a qualitative method and the data collection consisted of semi-structured interviews. The study participants consisted of nine women in the aged of 23-28 years old. The transcribed material was analyzed according to qualitative manifest content analysis with latent elements. The analysis resulted in three main categories 1) The use of Social Media 2) Self-reinforcing and 3) Self-derogatory. The result of the study showed that social media can have both negative and positive effects on young women’s self-image. The relevance of continuous monitoring and problematizing social media is discussed, both for the individual but also for the society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
Social media, Self-image, Identity, Social comparison, Young women
Keywords [sv]
Sociala Medier, Självbild, Identitet, Social jämförelse, Unga kvinnor
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80372OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80372DiVA, id: diva2:1287572
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Psychology
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Available from: 2019-02-14 Created: 2019-02-11 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved

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