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Young people’s identity & Facebook behaviour: The role of gender and ethnicity
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work. (Social Work and Social Policy)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0886-7402
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Psychology.
2017 (English)In: Cogent Social Sciences, ISSN 2331-1886, Vol. 1, no 35, 1359895Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to investigate the effects of gender and ethnicity on Facebook visit and identity among young people (14–25 years old) living in Mauritius. According to the results obtained, males were shown to visit more Facebook and had a stronger Facebook identity than did females. However, females compared to males considered themselves to be persons that are more similar online as offline, and their Facebook activity represented more who they were than it did for males. Hindu participants were shown to most infrequently visit Facebook. They were also the group with the weakest Facebook identity. Creole and Muslim groups were reported to have the strongest Facebook identity followed by the Mixed participants. This study concludes that both gender and ethnicity might have a sig-nificant impact on Facebook activity and identification among young people.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. Vol. 1, no 35, 1359895
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Youth Identity, Facebook, Online Behaviour, Ethnicity, Gender
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Social Work Psychology Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24797DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2017.1359895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24797DiVA: diva2:1129755
Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-08-07 Last updated: 2017-08-14Bibliographically approved

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