Date Approved

5-17-2016

Embargo Period

5-18-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. School Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Social media; Self-esteem

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

With technology growing every day, people are using a different form of communication which is social media. Social media is a way that people communicate with family/friends, get information, post photos, etc. It is estimated that the average amount of time spent on this social networking site ranges from thirty minutes to over two hours on a daily basis. The purpose of this study is to explore a correlation between high usage of social media use and lower levels of self-esteem. To test the correlation between social media usage and self-esteem students were asked to participate in an online, anonymous survey answering questions on how much social media they use and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale. Data was analyzed using a correlation test. The results of the data collection suggest that there is no correlation between high social media use and low self-esteem levels.

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http://dissertations.umi.com/rowan:10166

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