The relationship between Facebook use and body-esteem

dc.contributor.advisorWalsh, Margareten
dc.contributor.authorMcNamee, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T16:38:37Z
dc.date.available2014-01-27T16:38:37Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractThis research aims to explore the relationship between Facebook use and body-esteem, self-esteem, and frequency of body comparison. The study is a quantitative cross-sectional correlational design study, which is descriptive in nature. Students were invited to fill out self-admiistered questionnaires in a classroom setting, during a break from their class activity, including the Facebook Intensity Scale, the Body-Esteem Scale, Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale and the Body Comparison Scale. This study found a significant weak positive corellation between intensity of Facebook use and frequency of body comparison. A weak significant negative relationship was found between body-esteem and frequency of body comparison, as well as between body-esteem and frequency of weight comparison specifically. In conclusion, Facebook use was found to be associated with body comparison, while frequency of body comparison was found to be negatively related to body esteem.en
dc.identifier.citationMcNamee, J. (2013). The relationship between Facebook use and body-esteem. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1616
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectClinical health psychologyen
dc.titleThe relationship between Facebook use and body-esteemen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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