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COLLEGE STUDENTS' FRIENDSHIPS, SELF-ESTEEM, AND EXPERIENCE USING FACEBOOK

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dc.contributor.advisor Wallace, Monica en_US
dc.contributor.author Young, Justin M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-12T19:04:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-12T19:04:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4457
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Facebook use, friendship, and self-esteem for college age participants who have had a Facebook account throughout adolescence. Previous research has shown a need to study friendship and self-esteem in relation to Facebook use. Because Facebook has been so pervasive, and friendship and self-esteem so integral to adolescent development, it was important to examine how these constructs related to one another. The present study examined 96 undergraduate college students' Facebook use, friendship, and self-esteem through online questionnaires. This study had important results including a positive correlation between number of Facebook friends and friendship intimacy, which was unexpected considering that past research on Facebook, friendship, and self-esteem indicated otherwise. The present results support the conclusion that friendship as an overall construct might be changing, which could also mean that Facebook has played a role in how we form, maintain, and view friendships. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Adolescence en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.subject Friendship en_US
dc.subject Self-esteem en_US
dc.subject Social media en_US
dc.subject Social networking en_US
dc.title COLLEGE STUDENTS' FRIENDSHIPS, SELF-ESTEEM, AND EXPERIENCE USING FACEBOOK en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rust, James en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Davis, Teresa en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US


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