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Facebook usage and its association with psychological well-being among Malaysian adolescents

Naeemi, Somayyeh and Tamam, Ezhar and Hassan, Salleh and Bolong, Jusang (2014) Facebook usage and its association with psychological well-being among Malaysian adolescents. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 87-91. ISSN 1877-0428

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Previous studies investigated possible effects of Facebook mostly on hedonic well-being but not focusing on individuals fully function of psychological well-being.This study tries to fill the gap by using Ryffs’ scale of psychological well-being.The respondents of this study were 401 adolescents aged between 13-16 years old, internet user, who lived in Selangor, Malaysia.Structural Equation Modelling was used to analyse the data.The results revealed that connectivity and organizing events on Facebook had a positive association with psychological well-being and information seeking has negative association with psychological well-being. This study offers two determinant factors on Facebook usage that can predict adolescents’ psychological well-being in Malaysian cultural context.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook; adolescents; psychological well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 06:44
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 01:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12998

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