School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
Brian K. Cambra
social media, adolescents, female, academic performance, self-esteem
Miller, Michele T., "Social Media Perceptions of Academic Performance and Self-Esteem as Defined by Female Adolescents" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4183.
The essential need for developing social interaction and relationships through participation on social media has begun to have an influence on academic performance and self-esteem in adolescents. This study examined the perceptions of adolescent females on the effect social media has had on both academic success and self-esteem. The literature reviewed the effects social media has on this population as it relates to these two areas. This was a qualitative study with 10 participants ages 11-15. A convenience group of participants were interviewed through in-person discussion whenever possible or through Google Meet/Zoom meetings. Questions were posed from an interview guide to record their perceptions the effects social media had on their academic achievement, family and friendships, and self-esteem.