Attachment Anxiety and Problematic Social Media Use: The Mediating Role of Well-Being

@article{Worsley2018AttachmentAA,
  title={Attachment Anxiety and Problematic Social Media Use: The Mediating Role of Well-Being},
  author={Joanne D. Worsley and Rosie Mansfield and Rhiannon Corcoran},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2018},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={
          563-568
        }
}
Insecure attachment is associated with a myriad of maladaptive outcomes, including low well-being and problematic Internet use. The lack of research investigating the roles that interpersonal attachment styles and psychological well-being play in problematic social media use is surprising. To address this gap, 915 young people aged 18-25 years (M = 20.19, SD = 1.58) completed an online survey measuring attachment styles, psychological well-being, and problematic social media use. We found that… CONTINUE READING
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