Facebook And Self-Esteem Case Study
The first objective of this research was to find out whether activities on Facebook have a positive or negative relationship to a person’s self-esteem, to establish this Spearman correlation was used and the findings show that there is a weak negative correlation between Facebook scores and self-esteem, meaning that the more a person engages in activities on Facebook the lower their self-esteem …show more content…
Kruskal-Wallis results indicate that Facebook activities was x2(2) = 2.321, p =.313 with the mean age difference in Facebook activities of 42.14 for age group 18-30, 33.68 for age group 31-45 and 45.81 for the participants aged 46+. Self-esteem was x2(2) = 3.379, p =.185 with the mean rank age differences of 43.58 for age group 18-30, 32.18 for age group 31-45 and 39.88 for the participants aged 46+. This entails that the relationship between Facebook activities and self-esteem is not biased towards …show more content…
This may be matched also with the findings of Duthler (2009), that women have a tendency to place very revealing and sexy photos of their self-appearance on Facebook profiles while men use the About Me sections more frequently as a form of self-promotion, suggesting that both men and women may most likely be equal when it comes to using Facebook as a means of self-promotion, and that self-esteem across gender is related to self-promotion and self-presentation (Walther; 2007). Conversely Denti et all (2011), has confirmed that women who use Facebook more have lower well-being in addition found no relationship for men. Additionally females use Facebook mostly to share personal information about their lives because females are said to be more vocal, expressive and willing to share in contrast to males who use Facebook gather information they need to build influence. Also helps males perform research, gather relevant contacts and ultimately increase their status. Thus, this may explain the reason why there is a disparity between females and male use of Facebook. Moreover, the relationship between Facebook use and self-esteem is almost the same, this may be attributed to the dual due to the fact that the two genders use Facebook for different reasons.
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
In the quest to finding a relationship between Facebook use and self-esteem?
Research findings from the