Does Social Media Affect the Psychological and Physical Well-Being of College Students?

Title

Does Social Media Affect the Psychological and Physical Well-Being of College Students?

Authors

Presenter(s)

Caroline G. Larkin, Eleni Papastratakos, Megan V. Petric, Cierra Danielle Sanders

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HSS 428

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Description

Social media has become increasingly popular in today’s society, particularly among young adults. There has also been an increased effort to break the stigma surrounding social media usage and one’s health, both mental and physical. Current research provides information regarding mental health, physical well-being, and social media usage by undergraduate college students. However, there is a lack of research examining the impact of social media usage on the mental and physical well-being of undergraduate college students. In order to expand upon current research, we will evaluate the physical and mental variables through a cross-sectional study design that will measure individuals’ physical satisfaction, sleep, stress levels, and exercise activity. This Google Form questionnaire will be sent out to students from various schools within the University that have at least one social media account. Once data is collected, it will be analyzed using a multiple regression test. The results will be provided during our presentation at Stander Symposium.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Diana Cuy Castellanos

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

Does Social Media Affect the Psychological and Physical Well-Being of College Students?

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