How Facebook Builds Confidence For High School Male And Female Students

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Abstract This paper explores seven peer-reviewed journal articles which show results from research through surveys and a social network stating if Facebook builds confidence for high school students. There were different studies done in each article and all authors have different opinions on how Facebook builds or does not build someone’s confidence. Sagioglou and Greitemeyer (2014) suggest that Facebook users feel worse and unconfident after using this social site because they feel like they wasted their whole time when they could’ve been doing something else. Other articles give different examples on how someone feels after using Facebook after using different research methods. Some articles explained how some people can be insecure of…show more content…
In the first study, the researchers gave a three minute online survey to a total of 123 Facebook users. The participants were to answer a few questions about their Facebook use, like how much time was spent on Facebook, how actively did you look at pictures and how many statuses did you post a day, etc. In the results section, the higher values meant the person was more towards negativity at the end of their use on Facebook. The results ranged from zero to one-hundred and twenty minutes with an average of 12.78 minutes. This indicates that indeed, the more time that is spent on Facebook, the lower the mood is immediately afterwards (Sagioglou and Greitemeyer, 2014). In study two, Sagioglou and Greitemeyer (2014) asked themselves if Facebook really makes someone upset or is Facebook activity encouraged because of a bad mood? This study included an experimental design and they aimed to seek if Facebook was the only online social site that decreased one’s mood. Two-hundred and sixty-three participants were used in this experiment. The participants were to use Facebook for twenty minutes actively (updating statuses, posting pictures, chatting, etc.). Then, they were to go back on the survey and answer more questions. “The questions were explicitly referring to the past 20 min and read, “How much do you feel like you have spent your time on something meaningful?”, “…wasted your time?” and “…done something useful?” (Sagioglou and Greitemeyer, 2014). This upset the
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