Social Media Influencers & Self Esteem: A Research Study
Sydney Shapiro is a fourth year Professional Communication student with a minor in Public Relations at Ryerson University. She found a passion for writing over the last four years in various courses such as professional and creative writing. Along with courses, she has been apart of many clubs such as Academic Integrity and Menstruation REDefined as head of social media and club president. She plans to go into the field of public relations in the future after graduation. The goals she wishes to achieve in the future is to have her own public relations company.
The research study I conducted focused on whether there is a correlation or causation between social media influencers and self esteem. The results would help social media platforms find solutions to these potential issues. The study has been completed and the results have found no direct correlation or causation between social media influencers and self esteem. Rather the study found that there is a connection between social media influencers and economics, social status, and the psyche. This study showed that the average subject of 50 was female, aged 21, and used instagram as their main social media source. With this subject it was found that the impacts of social media influencers focused on how people acted and what they purchased.
social media; mental health