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Presentation or Panel Title

The Effects of Frequent Social Media Use on Self Esteem

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #4

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 7:30 PM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

William Phillips

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of Social Media (i.e. Facebook) on self-esteem. Eckles, Roberts, Rose, & Vogel (2014) reported that the more frequently a person uses social media, the lower their self esteem becomes. Those who frequently used Facebook were also the ones to report an increase in both upward and downward social comparisons. Through this correlational study they found that participants with more frequent use of Facebook looked at themselves more poorly and were negative in their self evaluations. This study concluded that there is a negative correlation between frequent Facebook use and self-esteem. The current study will perform a replication of the study done by Eckles, Roberts, Rose, & Vogel (2014) on the correlation between social media use and self-esteem. Participants will be asked to take a survey containing The Facebook Intensity Scale (Ellison, 2007), Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale, and a couple questions for demographic purposes. A link will be emailed through Surveymonkey.com and also posted on various social media. It is hypothesized that 1) people who use social media (i.e. Facebook) frequently, have a lower self-esteem than those who do not, 2) Millennials use social media more than Baby Boomers or Generation Xers, and 3) Baby Boomers and Generation Xers have a higher self esteem than Millennials. Data fpr this study will occur in February/March of 2015.

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The Effects of Frequent Social Media Use on Self Esteem

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #4

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of Social Media (i.e. Facebook) on self-esteem. Eckles, Roberts, Rose, & Vogel (2014) reported that the more frequently a person uses social media, the lower their self esteem becomes. Those who frequently used Facebook were also the ones to report an increase in both upward and downward social comparisons. Through this correlational study they found that participants with more frequent use of Facebook looked at themselves more poorly and were negative in their self evaluations. This study concluded that there is a negative correlation between frequent Facebook use and self-esteem. The current study will perform a replication of the study done by Eckles, Roberts, Rose, & Vogel (2014) on the correlation between social media use and self-esteem. Participants will be asked to take a survey containing The Facebook Intensity Scale (Ellison, 2007), Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale, and a couple questions for demographic purposes. A link will be emailed through Surveymonkey.com and also posted on various social media. It is hypothesized that 1) people who use social media (i.e. Facebook) frequently, have a lower self-esteem than those who do not, 2) Millennials use social media more than Baby Boomers or Generation Xers, and 3) Baby Boomers and Generation Xers have a higher self esteem than Millennials. Data fpr this study will occur in February/March of 2015.