The mediating role of self/everyday creativity and depression on the relationship between creative personality traits and problematic social media use among emerging adults

Kircaburun, K., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Şahin, F., Bahtiyar, M., Atmaca, T. and Tosuntaş, Ş.B., 2020. The mediating role of self/everyday creativity and depression on the relationship between creative personality traits and problematic social media use among emerging adults. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 18, pp. 77-80. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Personality is one of the important contributory factors in the development of problematic technology use. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the direct and indirect associations of creative personality traits with problematic social media use via self/everyday creativity, depression, and loneliness. A total of 460 Turkish emerging adults aged between 18 and 26 years (61% female) were surveyed. Findings indicated that (i) task-orientedness was indirectly associated with problematic social media use via self/everyday creativity, (ii) self-confidence was directly and indirectly associated with problematic social media use via self/everyday creativity and depression, (iii) risk-taking was indirectly associated with problematic social media use via depression, and (iv) self/everyday creativity and depression were directly associated with problematic social media use. The present study is the first to suggest that creative personality traits (i.e., task-orientedness, self-confidence, and risk-taking) and self/everyday creativity are associated with problematic social media use and that these factors should be taken into account when considering the etiology of problematic social media use.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Kircaburun, K., Griffiths, M.D., Şahin, F., Bahtiyar, M., Atmaca, T. and Tosuntaş, Ş.B.
Publisher: Springer
Date: February 2020
Volume: 18
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-018-9938-0DOI
Rights: © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 15 May 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 14:12
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33590

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