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International Journal of Psychology Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Influence of social media on depression, anxiety and psychological distress in adolescents

Author(s):

Tridipra Hatai, Akash Roy Bhowmik and Rudrani Mitra

Abstract:

Using social media Web sites is among the most common activity of today's children and adolescents. Any Web site that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs. Such sites offer today's youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. The aim of the present study is to measure the influence of social media on depression, anxiety and psychological distress in adults. The sample comprises of 60 adults (age 18-25 years). In this study primary data is collected by using two different tools consisted of the Social Networking Time Use Scale and Depression Anxiety, Stress Scale (DASS-21). Statistical methods such as Mean, Standard Deviation and Correlation coefficient has been applied to analyse the data. The collected data is coded and exported to SPSS for analysis. The current study represents the correlation coefficient concerning the relationship between Social Networking Time Use Scale and Depression Anxiety Stress of male and female participants and also represent that using time of social media is high of male participants and their depression anxiety stress is high compared to female participants.

Pages: 17-20  |  78 Views  16 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Tridipra Hatai, Akash Roy Bhowmik and Rudrani Mitra. Influence of social media on depression, anxiety and psychological distress in adolescents. Int. J. Psychol. Sci. 2024;6(1):17-20. DOI: 10.33545/26648377.2024.v6.i1a.37
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