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Differences in Depression and Impulsivity depending on Hours Spent on SNS among Korean Adolescents
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Differences in Depression and Impulsivity depending on Hours Spent on SNS among Korean Adolescents
Lee, Soyoung; Jun, Hey Jung;
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The present study sought to identify the differences in levels of depression and impulsivity depending on hours on SNS among Korean adolescents. Data for this study was collected from the responses of 1,008 of middle and high school students in Seoul in 2014. The upper 33%(N=364) and the lower 33%(N=319) of students who reported to spend lots of time on SNS were extracted from the total data to constitute two groups for analysis. The sample was analyzed utilizing SEM to compare depression and impulsivity levels of the upper group with those of the lower group while controlling for gender. In conclusion, there was a significant difference in level of depression and impulsivity between the two groups. The upper group that spent more time on SNS displayed higher levels of depression and impulsivity. The result of this study means that the more time the adolescents spend on SNS the more likely the adolescents are to be depressed and impulsive.
Adolescents;Depression;Impulsivity;SNS Use;
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