Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-25 11:19:03



Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


The detrimental impact social media has had on self-esteem in younger adults is well documented. However, this same approach to studying social media’s impact has not been applied to older generations, who were already well into adulthood as social media as we know it today began to emerge. Due to this, my project proposes to examine an interaction between the variables of three different social media categories (interactive, image/video, and informational) across younger and older adults. The results of this study could provide further insight into the effects social media has on self-esteem, specifically, the effect of different types of social media. Analyzing these effects across younger and older adults may also provide insight into the mediating effect age may have upon social media’s effect on self-esteem.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Toni L. Bisconti

First Reader

Aimee Trunko

Second Reader

Charles Waehler

Honors Faculty Advisor

Charles Waehler

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