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"Man vill ju bara visa det bästa".: Hur unga vuxna socionomstudenter presenterar sig och påverkas av interaktionen på Facebook.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“You only want to show your best”. : How young adult social workers present themselves and are affected by the interaction on Facebook. (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on how young people use and are affected by Facebook. The study embodies students from the social work program in Sweden and their view on Facebook use. Earlier research has shown that Facebook use has increased among youths. At the same time research tells us that social interaction plays an important part in shaping our identity. It is from those stands that we base this paper on, and explore our interview persons answer after the theories of Erving Goffman and the people who have studied him, such as Bernie Hogan and Zeynep Tufekci. The results showed that people tend to only present on Facebook, what was good and things that weren’t so personal. It was clear that Facebook can be used as a very effective communication tool, however the networking site can also cause stress. Something that several of the students were concerned about was how Facebook, and internet in general would be used in the future, this considering parents that upload contents about their small children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Facebook, identity, young adults, social work students
Keyword [sv]
Facebook, identitet, unga vuxna, socionomstudenter
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26680OAI: diva2:629663
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-06-18 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-06-18Bibliographically approved

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