International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Instagram Usage and Its Relation to Self Esteem among Lebanese Young Adults
Melissa Araigy

With the rise of social networks, new form of communication emerged. Social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, have become increasingly important and integral part of everyday life, especially for young adults. According to BBC, most people spend at least two hours on social media every single day (Galer, 2018). The purpose of this study is to see the usage of social media sites, particularly Instagram, and its relation to self-esteem among Lebanese young adults. In order to test the usage of Instagram and its relation to self-esteem, Lebanese young adults were asked to participate in an online survey. The percentages represented the number of people who gave each answer as a proportion of the number of people who answered the question. Thus, the results of data collection showed that there is no relation between time spent on Instagram and low level of self-esteem. The findings also showed that women spend more time on Instagram per day, are willing to compare themselves to others and feel more jealous from what others post on Instagram, and are less satisfied with themselves and their life than men. Results also showed that young adults between 18-25 years old are the most user of Instagram, are less satisfied from themselves and their lives, and have lower self-esteem than the age categories 26-30 and 31-35 years old.

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