How social networks influence on the psyche of teenagers
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Volunteers carried out tests on the quality of sleep, self-esteem, and anxiety and depression psyche of teenagers.
The psyche of teenagers seems as if they have to be constantly online and reply to messages. Such pressure can lead to anxiety, depression, and reduce the quality of sleep. Scientists from the University of Glasgow surveyed 467 adolescents. Participants told how often they used the social network.
Volunteers used to in social networks how influence on the psyche of teenagers
In addition, the volunteers performed tests on the quality of sleep, self-esteem, anxiety and depression like psyche of teenagers. The researchers also assessed the emotional involvement of the participants. For example, the volunteers learned how they felt when they could not immediately respond to messages on the social network, writes med daily referring to Psych Central.
Analysis has shown that the use of social networks and emotional involvement were associated with lower sleep quality, reduced self-esteem, high levels of anxiety and depression. Particularly affected are young people, who were sitting in social networks at night. By the way, according to another study, when a teenager spends a day for more than two hours a Facebook, Twitter or the Instagram, at increased risk of mental problems, psychological distress and even suicidal tendencies.