Skovbo Efterskole: The Use of Facebook

Chuka Herbert Nwosa

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

The focus of this project is to explore how the use of Facebook affects the lives of the 10th grade high school students’ at ‘Skovbo Efterskole’ both at school and at home respectively. In order for me to do this, I initially administered a questionnaire to these students containing questions regarding different aspects of the use of Facebook as a social media based on my interview guide with particular focus on how they multitask and create their online identities on Facebook, in an attempt to get an impression of their individual assessment. A day after the questionnaire had been filled out by the students, I conducted semi-structured interviews with six informants randomly picked from within the 10th grade class who have already filled out the questionnaire in the previous day to further explore my research questions. The empirical data I got from the interviews was then analyzed within the theoretical framework of Identity Theory drawing from an amalgam of identity theorists notably - David Myers, Peter J. Burke & Jan E. Stets, Henri Tajfel & John Turner, Sheldon Stryker and Erving Goffman; as well as theoretical concepts of New Media by Glen Creeber and Royston Martin and Born Digital by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato22 maj 2013
VejledereHelle Stenum

Emneord

  • The effect of the use of Facebook as a Social Media on the lives of students at Skovbo Efterskole, Denmark.