Miller, J. Elizabeth, 1958-
M.S. (Master of Science)
School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
Facebook (Electronic resource)||Health sciences||Developmental psychology||Behavioral psychology||Web studies||Adulthood--Effect of technological innovations on||Group identity--Effect of technological innovations on||Self-esteem--Effect of technological innovations on
The purpose of this study was to examine possible relationships between emerging adulthood's involvement with Facebook and their sense of social identity and level of self-esteem. Based on the results that measured Facebook belongingness, self-esteem, Facebook identity, and social comparison, there were significant findings that suggested there is a relationship between the amount of time spent on Facebook and one's level of self-esteem, amount of time spent on Facebook and Facebook belongingness, as well as Facebook belongingness and Facebook identity. Further research needs to be done to evaluate differences in gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Schufreider, Mary Marjorie, "Relationship of Facebook usage and Facebook belongingness to emerging adulthood's self-esteem and social identity" (2015). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4705.
Northern Illinois University
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