|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|350165||618432||2016||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• This study examines teenage girls' self-presentation and peer comparison on SNSs.
• Teenage girls conform to peer norms when presenting and making sense of beauty.
• Edited self-presentation on SNSs is a means of seeking peer recognition.
• Peer comparison is considered unhealthy but unavoidable.
• Likes and followers are important measures of peer attention and validation.
This study explores teenage girls' narrations of the relationship between self-presentation and peer comparison on social media in the context of beauty. Social media provide new platforms that manifest media and peer influences on teenage girls' understanding of beauty towards an idealized notion. Through 24 in-depth interviews, this study examines secondary school girls' self-presentation and peer comparison behaviors on social network sites where the girls posted self-portrait photographs or “selfies” and collected peer feedback in the forms of “likes,” “followers,” and comments. Results of thematic analysis reveal a gap between teenage girls' self-beliefs and perceived peer standards of beauty. Feelings of low self-esteem and insecurity underpinned their efforts in edited self-presentation and quest for peer recognition. Peers played multiple roles that included imaginary audiences, judges, vicarious learning sources, and comparison targets in shaping teenage girls' perceptions and presentation of beauty. Findings from this study reveal the struggles that teenage girls face today and provide insights for future investigations and interventions pertinent to teenage girls’ presentation and evaluation of self on social media.
Journal: Computers in Human Behavior - Volume 55, Part A, February 2016, Pages 190–197