Social medias enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction

Abstract

In this study, we used large-scale representative panel data to disentangle the between-person and within-person relations linking adolescent social media use and well-being. We found that social media use is not, in and of itself, a strong predictor of life satisfaction across the adolescent population. Instead, social media effects are nuanced, small at best, reciprocal over time, gender specific, and contingent on analytic methods.

Publication
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1902058116
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