publication . Article . 2018

Beyond “Facebook Addiction”: The Role of Cognitive-Related Factors and Psychiatric Distress in Social Networking Site Addiction

Pontes, HM; Taylor, M; Stavropoulos, V;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, volume 21, pages 240-247 (issn: 2152-2715, eissn: 2152-2723, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
The use of social networking sites (SNSs) is rapidly increasing as billions of individuals use SNS platforms regularly to communicate with other users, follow the news and play browser games. Given the widespread use of SNS platforms, investigating the potential predictors of addictive SNS use beyond Facebook use has become paramount given that most studies were focused on ‘Facebook addiction’. In the present study, a total of 511 English-speaking SNS users (58.1% young adults aged 20-35 years; 64.6% female) were recruited online and asked to complete a battery of standardized psychometric tools assessing participants’ sociodemographic characteristics, SNS prefe...
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Medical Subject Headings: animal structureseducation
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Communication, Social Psychology, General Medicine, Computer Science Applications, Cognition, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Young adult, Social network, business.industry, business, Dysfunctional family, Psychology, Social relation, Social media, Distress
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publication . Article . 2018

Beyond “Facebook Addiction”: The Role of Cognitive-Related Factors and Psychiatric Distress in Social Networking Site Addiction

Pontes, HM; Taylor, M; Stavropoulos, V;