Sociala relationer i ett socialt media: - En kvantitativ studie över 151 gymnasieelever i Kalmar och deras Facebook-användande
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim with this study was to find out how young people at age 16-19 years in Kalmar, Sweden use and interact through Facebook. The questions in our questionnaire were based on three themes, these are; friendship relations on Facebook, what influence Facebook has on young people and how they choose to present themselves on Facebook.
The theory that was applied on this study is of social-psychological kind. We chose the theory because we figured it would be suitable to further explain and dispute the aim of the study.
The result shows that many different variables can matter in a study like this. We chose to look at a few, such as for example sex and age and we found out that there is a great difference between the way girls and boys use Facebook and how they choose to present themselves in this social media. Another conclusion that our study led to is that Facebook is an important tool for young people, in the meaning that they use it since it makes it easier to communicate with their friends and it also strengthens their relationships with their friends.
Keywords: Facebook, Young people, Friendship, Facebook and Social Relations, Facebook use among adolescents & Facebooks’ impact on adolescents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 54 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-15914OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-15914DiVA: diva2:460658
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Nilsson Ranta, Daniel