Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 201

Full Length Research Paper

A study on the effect of 13 Reasons Why on young adults with low self-esteem

P. Samuel Duraivel
  • P. Samuel Duraivel
  • Department of Media sciences, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai – India.
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R. Lavanya
  • R. Lavanya
  • Department of Media sciences, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai – India.
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  •  Received: 06 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 25 June 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019

Abstract

The study was designed to examine the effect of 13 Reasons Why on 216 young adults with low self-esteem. Survey method was used to obtain the responses from the samples, before and after watching 13 Reasons Why. The findings of the study revealed that, 13 Reasons Why improved self-esteem in the female samples alone. No improvement in self-esteem was observed in the male samples.

 

Key words: Thirteen reasons why, low self-esteem, self-improvement.