Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sociala medier och stress hos gymnasieelever
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Social media and stress in high school students (English)
Abstract [sv]

Genom 2000-talet har användningen av surfplattor, smartphones, datorer samt datorspelande ökat visar Folkhälsomyndighetens (2018) rapport. Vidare visar studien att de psykosomatiska symptomen är vanligare bland ungdomar som ägnar mer tid åt tv samt internet. Dock anser Folkhälsomyndigheten att det ännu finns otillräckligt med forskning kring ämnet för att dra säkra slutsatser om den digitala medieanvändningen har negativa effekter på den psykiska hälsan hos barn och ungdomar (Folkhälsomyndigheten, 2018).

Syftet med studien var att undersöka om det fanns samband mellan användandet av sociala medier och upplevd stress bland gymnasieelever.

Deltagarna utgjordes av gymnasieungdomar i åldern 15–19 år. Det var 63 gymnasieelever som deltog i studien, 31 pojkar och 32 flickor, vilka besvarade en digital enkät angående sina vanor kring sociala medier och upplevd stress. Följande frågeställningar formulerades: (a) Hur ser frekvensen över ungdomarnas användande av sociala medier ut? (b) Finns det något samband mellan användandet av sociala medier och stress? (c) Finns det någon könsskillnad kring användning av sociala medier och upplevd stress?

Resultaten visar att alla ungdomarna nyttjar sociala medier dagligen och använder dessa regelbundet samt att de även kände en viss stress kring användandet av sociala medier. Sambandet mellan användandet av sociala medier och stress var något starkare för flickor än för pojkar. Genom oberoende t-test framkom det att det inte fanns någon signifikant skillnad mellan flickor och pojkar och deras tid de nyttjade sociala medier.

Abstract [en]

In the 21st century the use of tablets, smartphones, computers and gaming has increased according to a report from Folkhälsomyndigheten (2018). Furthermore, the report shows that the psychosomatic symptoms are more common among young people who devote more time to television and the Internet. However, Folkhälsomyndigheten considers that there is still insufficient research on the subject in order to draw safe conclusions about whether use of digital media has negative effects on the mental health of children and adolescents (Folkhälsomyndigheten, 2018).

The purpose of the study was to investigate whether there was a correlation between the use of social media and perceived stress among high school students.

The participants consisted of swedish high school children aged 15 – 19 years. There were 63 participants in the study, 31 boys and 32 girls, who responded to a digital survey about their habits around social media and perceived stress. The following questions were included: (a) What is the frequency of use of social media among the youth? (b) Is there any correlation between use of social media and stress? (c) Is there a gender difference between the use of social media and perceived stress?

The results show that all young people use social media on daily basis and are using them regularly and that they also felt a certain amount of stress about the use of social media. The correlation between the use of social media and stress was somewhat stronger for girls than for boys. Through a t-test it emerged that there was no significant difference between girls and boys and their time they used social media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
health, adolescents, stress, social media, Social Network Service
Keywords [sv]
hälsa, ungdomar, stress, sociala medier, Social Network Service
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13561Local ID: EXP301OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-13561DiVA, id: diva2:1289855
Subject / course
Psychology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-02-22 Created: 2019-02-19 Last updated: 2019-02-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

By organisation
Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 266 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf