This list highlights the top ten scholarly articles examining the effect of social media on mental health.
This article highlights a study that examined adolescent psycho-social adjustment in relation to social media usage. The study found a distinct relationship between significant mental health symptoms and increased social media use.
This article examines the theory of the "Strong Black Woman" and the role that social media plays in this social construct. The authors discuss the effect that Black-oriented social media platforms may play in improving mental health in Black women.
This article calls attention to the debate that exists in determining whether or not increased social media use has a negative impact on adolescent mental health. The correlation study conducted indicates that social media use was not a predictive indicator of mental health symptoms.
This article investigates whether or not social media use leads to interpersonal aggression in university students as a result of the ability for students to "hide behind a computer screen." The study found that a minority of college students experience some form of social media aggression.
This article examines the impact that social media has on adolescents and young adults as it relates to sexual health. The article suggests that younger social media users are at risk for riskier sexual behavior when exposed to sexually explicit content, which ultimately could put participants at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies.
This article examines that effect that social media has on adolescents whose parents control their usage. The article suggests that limiting social media usage can have a positive effect on adolescent mental health.
This article examines previous research papers addressing the impact of social media on adolescent mental health. The literature review found contradictory results. The article found that there are many online resources that proclaim to promote mental well-being, but these claims are yet to be substantiated.
This article examines the degree to which social media impacts adolescent mental health as it relates to mood and anxiety disorders, cyberbullying, and internet addiction.
This article examines the differences in impact that social media has on adolescents and whether or not gender plays a role. The authors surveyed parents of adolescents aged 13 to 16. The study found that increased social media use can result in behavioral issues and compulsive internet use.
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