Psychopathological Consequences Related to Problematic Instagram Use Among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Body Image Dissatisfaction and Moderating Role of Gender

  title={Psychopathological Consequences Related to Problematic Instagram Use Among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Body Image Dissatisfaction and Moderating Role of Gender},
  author={Cemil Yurdag{\"u}l and Kagan Kircaburun and Emrah Emirtekin and Pengcheng Wang and Mark D. Griffiths},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
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