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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 12/2021

21-01-2021 | Empirical Research

Motivations for Social Media Use: Associations with Social Media Engagement and Body Satisfaction and Well-Being among Adolescents

Auteurs: Hannah K. Jarman, Mathew D. Marques, Siân A. McLean, Amy Slater, Susan J. Paxton

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 12/2021

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Abstract

Adolescents are spending considerable time on social media, yet it is unclear whether motivations for social media use drive different forms of social media engagement, and their relationships with body satisfaction and well-being. This study tested a proposed model of the relationships between motivations for social media use, types of social media engagement and body satisfaction and well-being. Responses to an online survey from 1432 Australian adolescents (Mage = 13.45 years, SD = 1.14, range 11–17; 55.4% boys) were collected. Structural equational modelling indicates excellent model fit. Specifically, motivations for social media use (information sharing, passing time, escapism, social interaction, social capital and appearance feedback) were associated with engagement (intensity, photo-based use, active use, passive use and liking use) and revealed mixed associations with body satisfaction and well-being. The findings support the importance of considering motivations for social media use in future research.
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Model invariance was established between schools. Following the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure, this multi-group analysis suggest only one parameter was significantly different by school; the covariance between passive use and liking use (β = −0.03, SE = 0.01, p < 0.001). Overall, this provides support for model invariance across schools, suggesting the appropriateness of a single analysis including both schools.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Motivations for Social Media Use: Associations with Social Media Engagement and Body Satisfaction and Well-Being among Adolescents
Auteurs
Hannah K. Jarman
Mathew D. Marques
Siân A. McLean
Amy Slater
Susan J. Paxton
Publicatiedatum
21-01-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 12/2021
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01390-z

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