M.A. School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Social media; Self-esteem
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.
Pineiro, Carly Renee, "Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1484.