Title

The Impact of Social Media Use on Afghan Youth Self-esteem and Social Activism

Lead Author Major

Communication

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Qingwen Dong

Faculty Mentor Department

Communication

Abstract/Artist Statement

A sample of 358 Afghan college students found that Afghan youth, who use Internet and social media for information seeking, tend to engage in social activism. The study also found that Afghan youth who use social media for socialization purpose are more likely to have high self-esteem. This empirical study suggested that the Afghan youth strive to bring about civic awareness and social and political change in their country through the Internet and engaging on social media platforms. The study also showed that Afghan youth are having relatively high selfesteem and self-efficacy. It is believed that with a wider Internet accessibility and utilization, Afghan youth can contribute a great deal to building a unified national identity and development of their country.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

20-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2013 2:15 PM

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The Impact of Social Media Use on Afghan Youth Self-esteem and Social Activism

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

A sample of 358 Afghan college students found that Afghan youth, who use Internet and social media for information seeking, tend to engage in social activism. The study also found that Afghan youth who use social media for socialization purpose are more likely to have high self-esteem. This empirical study suggested that the Afghan youth strive to bring about civic awareness and social and political change in their country through the Internet and engaging on social media platforms. The study also showed that Afghan youth are having relatively high selfesteem and self-efficacy. It is believed that with a wider Internet accessibility and utilization, Afghan youth can contribute a great deal to building a unified national identity and development of their country.