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Sociala mediers påverkan på ungdomar: En kvalitativ studie om hur ungdomars identitet formas genoms ociala medier
University of Skövde, School of Health Sciences.
University of Skövde, School of Health Sciences.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The impact of social media on youths : A qualitative study of how young people ́s identities are formed on social media (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie handlar om hur ungdomars identiteter formas genom användning av sociala medier. Ungdomar i dagens samhälle har andra förutsättningar och andra verktyg att använda sig av när det kommer till att lära om sig själv och andra. Därför behövs det mer kunskap om hur sociala medier påverkar ungdomars identitetsskapande. Studien har utgått från två frågeställningar: "På vilka sätt formas ungdomars identitet när de interagerar med andra individer på sociala medier?" samt "Hur beskriver ungdomarna sin identitet online respektive offline?". För att uppfylla studiens syfte och besvara frågeställningar har empiriska data samlats in med hjälp av semistrukturerade intervjuer. Social identitet och Dramaturgiska perspektivet har använts som teoretiskt ramverk. Resultatet utifrån studiens teorier och empiri visar att ungdomars identitet formas på sociala medier. Det som i huvudsak formar ungdomars identiteter är normer och sociala jämförelser. Resultatet visar även att en del ungdomar använder sig av filter när de framställer sig själva på sociala medier medan andra väljer att spegla den egna identiteten likadan på sociala medier som i verkligheten.

Abstract [en]

This study is about how young people's identities are formed through the use of social media. Young people in today's society have other circumstances and other tools to use when it comes to learning about oneself and other people. Therefore, more knowledge is needed about how social media affects young people identity creation. The study has applied two research questions: "In what ways is young people identity shaped when they interact with other individuals on social media?" and "How do young people describe their identity online respectively offline?". In order to fulfil the purpose of this study and answer the questions, empirical data has been collected by using semi-structured interviews. Social identity theory and Dramaturgical perspective have been used as a theoretical framework. The findings of the study on the basis of theory and empirical evidence shows that young people's identity is formed on social media. The factors that shape young people's identities are norms and social comparison. The result also shows that some young people use filters when they are presenting themselves on social media while others try to present their own identity in the same way on social media as in reality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Social media, young people, interaction, identity, online, offline
Keywords [sv]
Sociala medier, ungdomar, interaktion, identitet, online, offline
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Social Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-19727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-19727DiVA, id: diva2:1558909
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Social Psychology
Educational program
Social Psychology - Study Programme
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Available from: 2021-06-01 Created: 2021-06-01 Last updated: 2021-06-01Bibliographically approved

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