Media Multitasking Is Associated with Symptoms of Depression and Social Anxiety

@article{Becker2013MediaMI,
  title={Media Multitasking Is Associated with Symptoms of Depression and Social Anxiety},
  author={M. Becker and Reem Alzahabi and C. Hopwood},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          132-5
        }
}
  • M. Becker, Reem Alzahabi, C. Hopwood
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
  • We investigated whether multitasking with media was a unique predictor of depression and social anxiety symptoms. Participants (N=318) completed measures of their media use, personality characteristics, depression, and social anxiety. Regression analyses revealed that increased media multitasking was associated with higher depression and social anxiety symptoms, even after controlling for overall media use and the personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion. The unique association… CONTINUE READING
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