Aggression Mediates Relationships between Social Media Addiction and Adolescents’ Wellbeing
Elnur Rustamov1, *, Matanat Aliyeva1, Narinj Rustamova1, Ulkar Zalova Nuriyeva1, Ulviyya Nahmatova1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e187435012309120
Publisher ID: e187435012309120
Article History:Received Date: 30/03/2023
Revision Received Date: 26/05/2023
Acceptance Date: 26/07/2023
Electronic publication date: 23/10/2023
Collection year: 2023
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Digital technologies have an important role in human behavior and well-being.
The study aimed to investigate the mediation role of aggression in the relationship between social media addiction and mental well-being.
The study participants comprised 1354 adolescents, of whom 808 were female and 546 were male. The mean age of the participants was 14.12 (SD= 1.51). Data were gathered via the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale, Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire, and Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale.
Results and Discussion:
The results of the study demonstrated aggression to partially mediate the relationship between social media addiction and mental well-being. Hence, it can be said that social media addiction negatively predicts mental well-being through aggression.
As a result, mental health professionals should take into account the role of social media addiction and aggression when they work with adolescents who need help to improve their mental well-being.