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The relationship between perceived stress and problematic social networking site use among Chinese college students

Hou, Xiang-Ling and Wang, Hai-Zhen and Hu, Tian-Qiang and Gentile, Douglas A. and Gaskin, James and Wang, Jin-Liang (2019) The relationship between perceived stress and problematic social networking site use among Chinese college students. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 8 (2). pp. 306-317. ISSN 2062-5871 (print); 2063-5303 (online)

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Abstract

Background and aims: Perceived stress has been regarded as a risk factor for problematic social networking site (SNS) use, yet little is known about the underlying processes whereby confounding variables may mediate or moderate this relationship. To answer this question, this study examined whether depression and anxiety mediated the relationship between perceived stress and problematic SNS use, and whether these mediating processes were moderated by psychological resilience and social support. Methods: Participants were 641 Chinese college students who completed anonymous questionnaires measuring perceived stress, depression/anxiety, psychological resilience, social support, and problematic SNS use. Results: The results showed that (a) depression/anxiety mediated the relationship between perceived stress and problematic SNS use; (b) the mediating effects of depression/anxiety on the association between perceived stress and problematic SNS use were moderated by psychological resilience. Specifically, the mediating effects of depression/anxiety were stronger for individuals with lower levels of psychological resilience, compared with those with higher levels of psychological resilience; and (c) the mediating effects of depression/anxiety were not moderated by social support, although social support was negatively related to depression/anxiety. Discussion and conclusion: This study can contribute to a better understanding of how and when perceived stress increases the risk of problematic SNS use, and implies the importance of enhancing psychological resilience in preventing problematic SNS use.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: MTA KFB támogatási szerződés alapján archiválva
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: Violetta Baliga
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2019 09:48
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 09:48
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/94765

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