Sociala mediers påverkan på ungdomars psykiska hälsa: en litteraturöversikt
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Social medias impact on adolescents mental health : a literature review (English)
Adolescents mental health has increased during the past decade, meanwhile social media has expanded in our society. High standards and idealistic expectations for appearance, health and lifestyle are created and maintained through social media. The aim of this study was to describe how social media impact on adolescents mental health. To provide an overwiew of social medias impact on adolescents mental health this study were conducted as a literature review. The search for studies were made in different databases using words like adolescents, mental health and social media. The inclusion criterias were adolescents of both gender, depressive symptoms and social medias. The analysis was conducted by a thematic analysis where the similarities and differences were identified and created themes. The results showed that social media had an impact on adolescents mental health. The impact was made through victimization on social medias and the usage frequency of social medias. Victimization on and usage frequency of social medias showed a relationship to social comparison, lower self-esteem and increased depressive symptoms among adolescents. Social medias impaired adolescents mental health. It needs further research to create future direction how healthcare organizations manage the effects of adolescents social media use.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 19 p.
Adolescents, Depressive symptoms, Mental health, Social media
ungdomar, depressionssymptom, mental hälsa, sociala media
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9583Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9583DiVA: diva2:948904
Subject / course
Hedman Ahlström, Britt