Problematic social networking site use: a brief review of recent research methods and the way forward

Hussain, Z. ORCID: 0000-0002-7678-6615 and Starcevic, V., 2020. Problematic social networking site use: a brief review of recent research methods and the way forward. Current Opinion in Psychology, 36, pp. 89-95. ISSN 2352-250X

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Abstract

Social networking site (SNS) use is a routine activity for millions of people around the world. Under certain circumstances, an increase in SNS use may lead to problematic social networking site use (PSNSU). Numerous studies have reported associations between PSNSU and various psychosocial variables. The present review briefly examines research methods that have been employed to investigate PSNSU. Cross-sectional studies have been a popular method of investigating PSNSU, but they have significant limitations. Longitudinal and neuroimaging studies may provide important insights, but they are more difficult to conduct and have been less utilised. The field would benefit from a clarification of research priorities, integration of research methods, and studies that include SNS users from various age groups.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Current Opinion in Psychology
Creators: Hussain, Z. and Starcevic, V.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: December 2020
Volume: 36
ISSN: 2352-250X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.05.007DOI
S2352250X20300865Publisher Item Identifier
1337747Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 26 Jun 2020 11:31
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40119

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