Anerkendelse på de sociale medier

Ida Trøiborg Laursen, Tine Knutzen, Lasse Ingstrup Eg, Casper Rosenbeck Joensen, Jonas Mortensen Tjelberg & Casper Raagaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study is dealing with young people's need for recognition and, thereby why, is reflected in their use of the social medias. The study is based on young people's use of, respectively, Facebook and Instagram. Initially, developments of the concept of recognition, is illuminated and this leads to an analysis of how young people's need for recognition has evolved and furthermore, how they seek recognjition in the social media. Furthermore, it is examined whether, the need for recognition has changed along with the emergence of the social media. The project's scientific theoretical direction is both philosophical hermeneutics and social constructivism. Methodologically we make use of document analysis and have furthermore designed and developed a survey. The document analysis is used on the selected theoretical works of Erving Goffman, Manuel Castells and Abraham Maslow. The theories is used in the analysis of the survey responses deduced from the completed survey, which includes both qualitative and quantitative parties. Finally, it is concluded that young people's need for recognition, and the ways in which it sought, has evolved significantly from the post modern to the modern society. Furthermore, it is determined that the anxiety of not achieving sufficient recognition acts as a motivator for young people to constantly seek more and more recognition.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereHans Beck


  • Goffman
  • Castells
  • Anerkendelse
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Sociale Medier