All You Need Is Facebook Friends? Associations between Online and Face-to-Face Friendships and Health

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Lima, Maria Luisa ; Marques, Sibila ; Muiños, Gabriel ; Camilo, Cristina (2017)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 8 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00068, pmc: PMC5278495
  • Subject: social isolation | social capital | friendship | Psychology | Facebook use | health | :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica] | Original Research
    mesheuropmc: humanities

Positive social relations are known to have a beneficial impact on health, however, little is known about the links of health with online relationships. In this study, we compare face-to-face and virtual friendships in their association with health. By building on previ... View more
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