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Sociala mediers kraft: gymnasietjejers reflektioner kring Facebook och Instagrams betydelse för deras självkänsla och psykiska välbefinnande
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Social media has increased significantly in recent years and become a part of many people's lives. As social media progresses, questions about its impact on people's well being are highlighted. The aim of this study was to examine how young girls reflect on social media's impact on their self-esteem and well-being. Two focus group interviews were conducted. A qualitative content analysis was created from the collected material, where we with the help of social constructivism and symbolic interactionism analyzed the collected empirical data. The results showed that the interviewees regarded social media as having an impact on high school girls' self-esteem and well-being. This was shown in particular by the importance of "likes". In the discussion section we discuss the results that are connected to the previous research.

Abstract [sv]

Sociala medier har ökat kraftigt de senaste åren och därmed blivit en del av många människors liv. I takt med sociala mediers framfart kan frågor om dess inflytande på människors välbefinnande lyftas. Syftet med denna studie är att, genom fokusgruppsintervjuer, undersöka hur unga tjejer upplever sociala mediers inverkan på deras självkänsla och välbefinnande. Av det insamlade materialet genomfördes en kvalitativ innehållsanalys där vi med hjälp av social konstruktivismen och symbolisk interaktionism analyserat den insamlade empirin. Resultatet visade tydliga tecken på att sociala medier har en påverkan på gymnasieflickors självkänsla och välbefinnande. Detta visade sig bland annat genom betydelsen av ”likes”. I diskussionen diskuteras resultatet som kopplas samman med den tidigare forskningen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Facebook, Instagram, self-esteem, social media, Upper secondary-girls, well-being
Keyword [sv]
Facebook, gymnasietjejer, Instagram, sociala medier, självkänsla, välbefinnande
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21792OAI: diva2:940350
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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