Mediating effects of self-esteem in the relationship between attachment styles and social media addiction among university students


Demircioglu Z. I. , Kose A. G.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.33, no.1, pp.8-18, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/dajpns.2019.00056
  • Title of Journal : DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-18
  • Keywords: Adult attachment styles, gender, self-esteem, social media addiction, ADULT ATTACHMENT, NETWORKING, FACEBOOK, PREDICTORS, PARENT, CHILD, ASSOCIATIONS, SATISFACTION, ADOLESCENCE, LONELINESS

Abstract

Objective: In the present time, internet and social media have become indispensable parts of our lives. Apart from the advantages of social media, some individuals have begun to suffer from Social Media Addiction (SMA) which is associated with dysfunctions in academic and/or work domains. Although outcomes of SMA have been relatively widely investigated, its predictive factors have not been studied extensively yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of secure, fearful, and preoccupied attachment styles on SMA and the mediating role of self-esteem in the links between attachment styles and SMA.