The Differences in Social Comparison of Adolescent Girls During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Terms of the Duration of Instagram Social Media Use
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- social comparison, ability, opinion, duration, social media, Instagram, adolescents
Social comparison is the idea that individuals determine their own social and personal value based on how they compare themselves to others. Based on a survey conducted by Watson , it is known that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration of social media use which includes Instagram increased by 44%. Prolonged usage of Instagram can lead to social comparison behavior, especially among women who often compare themselves with others . The purpose of this study is to determine whether there were differences in social comparisons among female adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the duration of Instagram use. This study involved 393 female adolescent participants aged 13 to 22 years who actively use Instagram, gathered using purposive sampling method. The results showed that there was no difference in social comparisons among girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the duration of Instagram use. However, after further data processing, it is known that one of the dimensions of social comparison, namely the ability dimension, has a significant difference, while the opinion dimension has the opposite result.
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TY - CONF AU - Natalia Natalia AU - Agustina Agustina PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/08 TI - The Differences in Social Comparison of Adolescent Girls During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Terms of the Duration of Instagram Social Media Use BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Business, Social, and Humanities (ICEBSH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1285 EP - 1289 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210805.201 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210805.201 ID - Natalia2021 ER -