Association Between the Addiction of SNS and Ego-Identity of Youth's in Both Reality and Cyber Space

청소년의 SNS중독과 현실공간 및 가상공간에서의 자아정체감의 관계

  • 신혜선 (남서울대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 윤석희 (가톨릭상지대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.26
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28


This study was conducted with male/female teenagers to examine the interaction between their attachment to social media and their self-identity in both real space and cyberspace. Among the subjects, male teenagers tended to use social media more than female teenagers. Also, the more friends/followers they have, the more they would use the service itself. In the subordinate correlation of the subjects' self-identity in both cyberspace and real space, most areas showed positive correlation. And each subregion of the areas of real-space ego-identity and social media addiction showed positive correlation with them as well. On the other hand, in areas of social media addiction and cyberspace ego-identity, all areas showed negative correlation except the area of dominance. Through this experiment, it was proven apparent that there needs to be proper management of teenagers that are overusing and are addicted to social media, and that programs should be developed to mediate the subjects in regards to each subregion of real space and cyberspace ego-identity.


Youth;SNS Addiction;Real-Spaces;Cyber-Spaces;Ego-Identity


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