Celebrity worship, social media use, and mental health

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2024. Celebrity worship, social media use, and mental health. BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació, 52. ISSN 1575-5886

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Over the past two decades, social media use has become increasingly popular including its use by celebrities. Related to this, research has indicated that a minority of individuals may develop a psy- chological dependence on celebrities that can lead to obsessions and diminished functioning. Alt- hough research has also shown that worshipping celebrities can have positive consequences, re- search has also shown that there is an association between the pathological aspects of celebrity wor- ship and poor mental health such as high anxiety, increased depression, high stress levels and poor body image. Moreover, there appears to be evidence that pathological celebrity worship has in- creased over the past two decades and one of the primary reasons for this may be increased social media use by both celebrities and their fans.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Date: 27 June 2024
Volume: 52
ISSN: 1575-5886
Rights: Creative Commons licence (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative works). They may be consulted and distributed freely provided that the author and publisher are quoted (in accordance with the “Recommended citation” section in each of the articles). However, no derivative works (translation, change of format, etc.) may be made without the publisher’s permission. Therefore, it meets the definition of open access form the Budapest Open Access Initiative declaration.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 09 Jul 2024 15:03
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2024 15:03
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/51728

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