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The influence of non-social motivations for using online dating applications on mental well-being, mediated by self-esteem

Bartsch, Kathrin (2020) The influence of non-social motivations for using online dating applications on mental well-being, mediated by self-esteem.

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Abstract:Online dating has become a common practice as it becomes increasingly more popular and socially acceptable. Studies analyze different motives, such as social and non- social motives. These various motivations can influence the mental well-being of an individuum. Since little research has focused on studying non-social motives for using online dating applications, this study aims to find out: 1) How do the non-social motives "ego-boost seeking", "distraction", and "boredom relief" for using online dating applications influence the user's mental well-being? 2) Is the relationship between the non-social motives and mental well- being mediated by self-esteem? 3) How do the non-social motives "ego-boost seeking", "distraction", and "boredom relief" for using online dating applications influence the user's mental well-being within the subgroup of "high-risk" users?
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/83130
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