All the worldwide web's a stage : teenage girls' self-presentation and identities formation through status updates

Pozzi, Megan (2014) All the worldwide web's a stage : teenage girls' self-presentation and identities formation through status updates. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This study investigates grade eight girls’ use of status updates on Facebook in order to create identities online. Using sociologist Erving Goffman’s theory of self-presentation as a framework, Jones and Pittman’s subsequent strategies of self-presentation are used to discover the ways in which teenage girls use status updates in order to create identities online and manage audience impressions. Using a mixed methods design, the results showed that, while existing self-presentation strategies persist, social networking has created new means of self-presentation. This study adds to a growing pool of research regarding teens’ engagement with social networking websites to form identities.

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ID Code: 69333
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Tait, Gordon, Davey Chesters, Sarah, & Lampert, Jo
Keywords: Facebook, Self-presentation, Identity, Teenagers, Girls
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 02:36
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:25

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