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    Associations between social networking addiction and symptoms of psychiatric and emotional disorders

    Hussain, Z. and Pontes, Halley Associations between social networking addiction and symptoms of psychiatric and emotional disorders. In: 5th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA2018), 23–25 Apr 2018, Cologne, Germany. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Background: Social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are increasingly being used by billions of people worldwide (Andreassen, Torsheim, & Pallesen, 2014). However, engaging excessively with SNSs may increase the likelihood of social networking addiction. The present study investigated the associations between social networking addiction, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, and stress. Methods: In the present study 681 social media users participated in an online survey study, the survey consisted of measures of ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, and stress. Results: Regression analysis showed that the factors of gender (β = –.01), age (β = –.09), relationship status (β = .07), ADHD (β = .24), OCD (β = .26), and anxiety (β = .17) explained 34.8% of the variance in social networking addiction. Bivariate correlations revealed moderate positive correlations between social networking addiction, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and stress. Conclusion: The study provides evidence of how psychiatric and emotional symptoms play a role in social networking addiction.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Social Networking Addiction, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 13:27
    Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 13:27
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/44583

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