Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Miller, J. Elizabeth, 1958-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

LCSH

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

Abstract

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.

Comments

Advisors: J Elizabeth Miller.||Committee members: Sherry Fang; Florensia Surjadi.

Extent

59 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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