PL EN


2017 | 8 | 2 | 221-227
Article title

Self(ie)-esteem? – A manifestation of adolescent self-creating endeavours in the virtual space of Facebook

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
In the centre of our interest stand the manifestations of adolescent self-creating endeavours in the virtual space of the social media portal called Facebook. Frequent self-photography (selfie) making, as a pronounced cultural feature of contemporary youth, and regular activity on Facebook handled as tightly connected factors; we propose that youngsters, bearing these attributes, have a different self-esteem than those adolescents who rarely or never take any photographs of themselves. In the first, quantitative part of our research the participants (N=80) filled in the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and a questionnaire containing questions in connection with Facebook-usage (compiled by us). In the qualitative part of the research the participants took part in a half-structured interview, containing questions in connection with selfie­-making (also compiled by us). Our hypothesis was not proven by the statistical analysis, no connection could be testified between frequent selfie-making and low self-esteem. Keywords: selfie, self-esteem, adolescence, social media, Facebook
Keywords
Year
Volume
8
Issue
2
Pages
221-227
Physical description
Dates
published
2017-09-25
Contributors
  • Péter Pázmány Catholic University
References
  • Back, M. D., Stopfer, J. M., Vazire, S., Gaddis, S., Schmukle, S. C., Egloff, B., & Gosling, S. D. (2010). Facebook Profiles Reflect Actual Personality, Not Self-Idealization. Psychological Science, 21. 372-374.
  • Calvert, S. L. (2002). Identity Construction on the Internet. In: Calvert, S. L., Jordan, A. B., & Cocking, R. R. (ed.): Children in the Digital Age – Influences of Electronic Media on Development. Praeger Publishers, London.
  • Collins, W. A., & Kuczaj, S. A. (1991). Developmental Psychology – Childhood and Adolescence. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York.
  • Dacey, J., & Kenny, M. (1994). Adolescent Development. WCB Brown & Benchmark Publishing Company, Virginia.
  • Clauss, G., & Hiebsch, H. (1980). Gyermekpszichológia [Child Psychology]. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
  • Elkind, D. (1967). Egocentrism in Adolescence. Child Development, 38. 1025-1034.
  • Gárdos, A. 7%-kal nőtt a magyar aktív Facebook felhasználók száma 2013 első félévében [The number of Hungarian active Facebook users increased by 7% in the first half of 2013]. Retrieved July 8, 2013 from: http://kozmedia.blogspot.hu/2013/07/7-kal-nott-magyar-aktiv-facebook.html
  • Gerevich J., Bácskai E., Czobor P., Öberg, D., Kó J., Haack, M.-J., Matuszka B., & Rózsa S. (2012). Korszerű addiktológiai mérőmódszerek [Advanced Addiction Measurement Methods]. Semmelweis Kiadó, Budapest, 141-148, 297.
  • Houghton, D., Joinson, A., Caldvell, N., & Marder, B. (2013). Tagger's Delight? Disclosure and Liking Behaviour in Facebook: The Effects of Sharing Photographs Amongst Multiple Known Social Circles. University of Birmingham Discussion Paper, 2013. 03. 1-34.
  • Krause, J. (2005). Photo Idea Index. F+W Publications, Cincinnati. 148.
  • Manago, A. M., Graham, M. B., Greenfield, P., & Salimkhan, G. (2008). Self-presentation and Gender on MySpace. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 446–458.
  • Mérei F. (1993). Az önismereti érzékenység a serdülőkor kezdetén [Self-awareness at the beginning of adolescence]. In: Kósa É., Ritoókné Á. M. (ed.): Fejlődés-lélektani szöveggyűjtemény [Development Psychology Text Anthology]. Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, Budapest, 141-470.
  • Selfie. In Oxford Dictionaries (2013). Retrieved from: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/selfie
  • The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is ‘selfie’. (2013). Retrieved November 18, 2013 from: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/11/word-of-the-year-2013-winner/
  • Wallace, P. (2006). Az internet pszichológiája [The Psychology of the Internet]. Osiris Kiadó, Budapest.
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_15503_jecs20172_221_227
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.