Is Facebook affecting your mood?: a study of personality and depression among college students

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dc.contributor Billings, Andrew C.
dc.contributor Leeper, James D.
dc.contributor.advisor Zhou, Shuhua
dc.contributor.author Wang, Yujiao
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:36:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:36:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002086
dc.identifier.other Wang_alatus_0004M_11790
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2472
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examined whether the use of the social networking site, Facebook, is related to depressive moods among college students. The study used social comparison and SPAARS (Schematic, Propositional, Association, Analogical and Representation System) approach explaining the psychological processes that cause people to feel depressed. It aims to investigate the association between Facebook usage and depressive emotion due to different level of self-satisfaction and personalities among college students. A total of 213 college students completed an online questionnaire that assessed participants' levels of satisfaction, depressive emotions after Facebook use and their personality traits. Within the limitations of the study, results indicate that there is a moderate negative correlation between college students' levels of satisfaction and depressive emotions after Facebook use. For personality traits, neuroticism has a moderate and positive correlation with depressive emotion; conscientiousness and depressive emotions have moderate negative correlation and a weak negative correlation is found between extroversion, agreeableness, openness to new experiences and depressive emotion.
dc.format.extent 54 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.title Is Facebook affecting your mood?: a study of personality and depression among college students
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Telecommunication and Film
etdms.degree.discipline Telecommunication and Film
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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