Representation of adolescent identity status through facebook use

Tharisiny, A/p Kumaran (2017) Representation of adolescent identity status through facebook use. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The main purpose of the study is to identify the purpose of the usage of Facebook by adolescents. Besides that, the representation of Marcia's identity development theory through Facebook use will be studied in this research. This study had used qualitative research design and semi-structured interview were carried out to obtain the data that is needed for this study. The number of infurmants that is involved in this study were three, each from different identity status which are identity achievement, identity moratorium and identity diffusion respectively. All respondents were interviewed and their Facebook has been observed for one month and two weeks based on the research question formed earlier tor this study. The age of respondents basically revolves around 19 to 20 as only adolescents that is in the stage of late adolescence were selectively chosen for this study. The data collected from the interview was analysed based on the thematic analysis. Analysis shows that the purpose of adolescents using Facebook are to stay connected with their peers, get information about university and to promote events that is being handled by them. Moreover, the representation of identity status could be seen if ones is actively involved in Facebook use. The findings from this research would be useful for future research to further enhance the study on the representation of identity status through Facebook use in much varied demographic profile and larger sample size.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc) --University Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook by adolescents, Marcia's identity, identity achievement, identity moratorium and identity diffusion respectively, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 08:07
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 08:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25414

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