The Impact of Social Media on Adolescent Self-Concept: An Overview Based on Self Theory
Adolescence is one of the hard phases in the development of human life. It happens because adolescents have to adjust themselves to the changes within their self, likewise to adapt to the society’s demands which sometimes assume them as an adult. If the situation cannot be responded wisely, it will adversely affect adolescents especially in the digital era where social media is very popular and has a great influence on adolescents. Furthermore, if in the end, adolescents cannot show their true ‘self’ for the sake of getting a lot of followers, comments, and likes. This writing was supposed to analyze adolescents and social media especially the effect of social media on adolescents based on self-theory. The method used was the literature review which includes the source, as follows; research abstract, review, and journal. The analysis method was based on the analysis theory about self from Carl Roger. Self-theory was used when discussing adolescents and social media. The self develops through individual interaction with the surroundings. In this case, because of the demand to get a lot of followers, comments, and likes which cause the adolescents often did not show their true selves.
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