Gender Differentials in Self-Esteem of Adolescents with Selfie Addiction

Authors

  • Satinder Kaur Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, College of Community Science, Ludhiana, Punjab (141 004), India https://orcid.org/0009-0001-7233-7898
  • Deepika Vig Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, College of Community Science, Ludhiana, Punjab (141 004), India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23910/1.2023.3358a

Keywords:

Adolescents, gender, photographs, selfie, selfie addiction, selfitis, self-esteem, smartphones

Abstract

An investigation was planned during the year 2016 to observe the effect of selfie addiction on self-esteem across two genders and locales. The data was collected from 360 rural and urban school going adolescents (studying in 10th 11th and 12th grades) using Self-Structured Selfie Addiction Checklist consisting of three levels: borderline (0–4 scores), acute (5–9 score) and chronic (10–14 scores) in addition to Self-Esteem Inventory to assess three levels of self-esteem. The study was conducted in schools of Ludhiana District, India in the year 2017. The results showed that in the case of borderline selfie addiction, a larger proportion of girls in comparison to boys had low self-esteem, while higher number of boys in contrast to girls demonstrated a high level of self-esteem. At the acute and chronic levels of selfie addiction, no gender differences were discovered. This shows that boys in comparison to girls had higher self-esteem. Moreover, across all three levels of selfie addiction, urban boys exhibited higher self-esteem than urban girls, although no significant gender differences were found in rural adolescents. The findings showed that boys had better mean scores of self-esteem than girls.

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Published

2023-03-21

How to Cite

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Kaur S, Vig D. Gender Differentials in Self-Esteem of Adolescents with Selfie Addiction. IJBSM [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 21 [cited 2024 May 25];14(Mar, 3):479-84. Available from: https://ojs.pphouse.org/index.php/IJBSM/article/view/758

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