Title

How Age and Gender Affect Instagram Use

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This experiment was conducted in order to determine whether or not someone’s gender would affect the way they use Instagram. For this experiment, a survey was created and sent to twenty three willing particpants(male = 11; female = 12) via email. The participants were either male or female high school students and ranged in age from fourteen to eighteen years of age. They were asked a series of questions about the way they use their Instagram account. It was hypothesized that females are more likely to delete a post if it did not receive enough “likes”, and to become more self conscious with their appearence in pictures posted online. The results supported the hypothesis. The results showed that females are more likely to delete pictures because they did not receive enough “likes”, and are also more likely to become self conscious with the way they look in photos online. Future studies could be conducted to find out if there are differences depending on the ages of the participants.

Location

Neville 321

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:15 AM

How Age and Gender Affect Instagram Use

Neville 321

This experiment was conducted in order to determine whether or not someone’s gender would affect the way they use Instagram. For this experiment, a survey was created and sent to twenty three willing particpants(male = 11; female = 12) via email. The participants were either male or female high school students and ranged in age from fourteen to eighteen years of age. They were asked a series of questions about the way they use their Instagram account. It was hypothesized that females are more likely to delete a post if it did not receive enough “likes”, and to become more self conscious with their appearence in pictures posted online. The results supported the hypothesis. The results showed that females are more likely to delete pictures because they did not receive enough “likes”, and are also more likely to become self conscious with the way they look in photos online. Future studies could be conducted to find out if there are differences depending on the ages of the participants.