Abstract

Background:

Digital technologies have an important role in human behavior and well-being.

Aim:

The study aimed to investigate the mediation role of aggression in the relationship between social media addiction and mental well-being.

Methods:

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.

Conclusion:

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.

Keywords: Social media addiction, Aggressiveness, Mental well-being, Psychological disorders.
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