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The mediating effect of envy on time spent on highly visual social media and general life satisfaction in university students

Erler, Sophie H. (2018) The mediating effect of envy on time spent on highly visual social media and general life satisfaction in university students.

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Abstract:The goal of this study was to examine the mediating effect envy has on the relationship between time spent on highly visual social media (HVSM) and general life satisfaction. While there has been quite some research done on the topic of social media in general, HVSM hasn't been the topic of many studies, at yet remains to fully be investigated. A sample of 180 university students, 76.1% female, 23.3% male, 0.6% other, with an average age of 21.6 years, answered an online questionnaire. The results showed a positive association between time spent on HVSM and envy, and a negative association between envy and general life satisfaction. No significant mediating effect of envy could be found. HVSM has grown to a substantial part of, mainly, young peoples life's, but exploring its use and influences on mental health are still in the very beginning and the topic of HVSM remains to be investigated in depth.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75207
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