Facebook Friends and Self Esteem Research Paper by Nicky

Facebook Friends and Self Esteem
A study to determine whether the number of friends an individual cultivates/maintains on Facebook influence his/her self-esteem.
# 148512 | 1,655 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Psychology (Social) , Computer and Technology (Internet)

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This study examines the correlation between self-esteem and the number of friends accumulated on Facebook by fifty three Atlanta singles/participants. The paper outlines the organization of this study and provides a literature review. The paper reaches the conclusion that those individuals who possessed higher self-esteem reported a realistically high number of friends, and those participants with an unrealistic number of friends exhibited symptoms of lower self-esteem. The paper includes a huge amount of source material.

Significance of the Study
Research Question and Sub-questions
Organization of the Study

From the Paper:

"In the article, "Are you an 'Alpha socialiser' or an 'attention seeker'?," Ofcom Research reports that almost half of all children in England, who access the internet, post personal profiles on social networking sites. Among 8-17 year olds, 49% participate in online social networking, while 22% of adult internet users in England, over 16 years old have their own online profile Adults, this particular study notes, frequently have a profile on more than one site, with 50% of contemporary adult English social networkers reporting they access their profiles at least every other day. Some users report enjoy collecting friends, and lists of people they connect with online, even though they have never met."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Are you an 'Alpha socialiser' or an 'attention seeker'?...Ofcom Research Identifies Social Networking Profiles." (2008). M2 Presswire. M2 Communications Ltd. Retrieved May 02, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1 177378076.html
  • The Columbia World of Quotations. (1996). New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved May 02, 2009 from: www.bartleby.com/66/
  • Facebook. (2009). Retrieved May 02, 2009 from: http://www.facebook.com/
  • DiGirolamo, Matthew. (2007). Study: social networks like Facebook boost 'social capital', self esteem. University Wire. Retrieved May 02, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-144534871.html
  • Levy, Steven. (2008). How many friends is too many? Newsweek. Newsweek, Inc. Retrieved May 02, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1 179174328.html

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