Book Chapter (Social media & Mental health) in the book the Changing Landscape of School Psychology

We are pleased to share that one of our studies on the impact of social media usage on mental health is now included in the recently published book (See the details below)

Summary of the findings:

The results indicated that higher usage of social media resulted in a negative impact on mental health parameters. The high (4-6 hours) to very high usage categories (>6 hours) had higher odds of poor mental health outcomes compared to low usage (<2 hours). Young individuals (Aged <=18-25) are more likely to face mental health issues even after adjusting for internet usage level. The findings revealed that increased doses of social media consumption appear to negatively impact all mental health parameters, especially as the daily usage goes above 4 hours.

Visual details:

The findings are shown in below visual highlighting the linkage between increased usage of social media and mental health parameters (Well-being, Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia)

Odds Ratio of Well-Being By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Well-Being By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Depression By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Depression By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Anxiety By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Anxiety By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Insomnia By Social Media Usage Category

Odds Ratio of Insomnia By Social Media Usage Category

Book details:

The Changing Landscape of School Psychology, by Indian School Psychology Association, Edited by Prof Panch Ramalingam, Dr Suneetha J Hangal, ISBN Number: 978-93-91690-35-9, Mar 2024

Chapter details: 

Chapter 7 – The Impact of Increasing Social Media Usage on Mental Health Parameters at a Wellness, By Gunjan Y Trivedi, Mitesh Shah, Hema Ramani, Riri G Trivedi, Heer Vaghela

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