Mediated roles of generalized trust and perceived social support in the effects of problematic social media use on mental health: A cross-sectional study

Chung Ying Lin, Peyman Namdar, Mark D. Griffiths, Amir H. Pakpour

研究成果: Article同行評審

1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Background: Current literature lacks evidence concerning how problematic social media use associates with mental health. To address the gap, the present study used mediation models to examine whether generalized trust and perceived social support (PSS) are potential mediators in the relationship between problematic social media use and mental health. Methods: The sample comprised Iranian adults (n = 1073; 614 females). The participants completed a number of scales to assess problematic social media use (Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale), generalized trust (Generalized Trust Scale), PSS (Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, happiness (Oxford Happiness Questionnaire Short Form), depression and anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), and mental quality of life (Short Form-12). Results: Problematic social media use had negative effects on happiness and mental quality of life via the mediators of generalized trust (bootstrapping SE = 0.017; effect = −0.041; 95% CI = −0.079, −0.012) and PSS (bootstrapping SE = 0.023; effect = −0.163; 95% CI = −0.211, −0.119). Problematic social media use had positive effects on anxiety and depression via the mediators of generalized trust (bootstrapping SE = 0.022; effect = 0.064; 95% CI = 0.026, 0.113) and PSS (bootstrapping SE = 0.024; effect = 0.052; 95% CI = 0.009, 0.102). Conclusions: Problematic social media use, generalized trust and PSS are important factors for an individual's mental health. Health-care providers may want to assist individuals regardless of having mental health problems in reducing their problematic social media use and improving their generalized trust and social support.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)165-173
頁數9
期刊Health Expectations
24
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2021 二月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康

指紋

深入研究「Mediated roles of generalized trust and perceived social support in the effects of problematic social media use on mental health: A cross-sectional study」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

引用此