The Factors of Social Media Use on Depression in Malaysia

Lukman@Zawawi, Mohamad and Normala, Riza and Azlini, Chik (2018) The Factors of Social Media Use on Depression in Malaysia. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, 2 (12). pp. 352-356. ISSN 2454-6186

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The objective of this study is to understand the factors between social media use and depression, by helping eliminate any inconsistencies from prior findings and research employed quantitative method that rettrist information to online survey. The data obtained in the analysis into the superior form by using the pivod table expanding the research to include other possible contributing factors that have yet to be explored. Participants consist of 18-34 years old in Malaysia. This to get the percentage and frequency. Participations (N = 326) reported that there are several potential causes of depression caused by the use of social media. The factors include loss of interest 47.1%, fatigue 34.7%, social isolation 49.1%, mood swings 52.8%,in ability to feel pleasure 29.1%, sadness 60.1%, give up 26.1% and unhealthy sleep 34%. The majority of respondents who answered the survey questionnaire 76.7% were those who had cyberbullying through social media. These results confirmed that social media cyberbullying is a potential causal factor of depression. Furthermore, it was found that there are additional causal factors resulting from social media use include emotional, too much time spent on social media.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet use, Social media, Cyberbullying, Depression, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 03:33
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 03:33

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