publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The Relationship Between Online Social Networking and Depression: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies

David W. Baker; Guillermo Perez Algorta;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2016 Journal: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, volume 19, pages 638-648 (issn: 2152-2715, eissn: 2152-2723, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Online social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace are used by billions of people every day to communicate and interact with others. There has been increasing interest in the potential impact of online social networking on wellbeing, with a broadening body of new research into factors associated with both positive and negative mental health outcomes such as depression. This systematic review of empirical studies (n=30) adds to existing research in this field by examining current quantitative studies focused on the relationship between online social networking and symptoms of depression. The academic databases PsycINFO, Web of Science, C...
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free text keywords: Social network, business.industry, business, Social media, Mental health, Social comparison theory, Clinical psychology, CINAHL, Psychology, PsycINFO, Online participation, Poison control
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