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Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Hatice Gozde Akkin Gurbuz, Safak Eray, Zeynep Seda Albayrak, Muhammed Tayyib Kadak.

Abstract
Objective: In recent years, almost all youths go online on social network sites (SNSs) practically every day. Online social networks may be considered a connection between the inner lives of adolescents and the outside world. On the other hand, how young people with mental difficulties use online social networks has attracted the attention of researchers in recent years. In this study, we aimed to investigate habits and durations of social network usage of adolescents, impression management on SNS and its relation to adolescent psychopathological features.
Methods: The population of our study consisted of 374 adolescents who were selected randomly from different neighborhoods in Istanbul that represent different socioeconomic levels. Participants were evaluated with Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and Online Social Networking Survey.
Results: Behavioral problems, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (p<0.001) and peer problems (p=0.003) have been found to increase with time spent on SNSs. Three quarter of adolescents have said that they care comments on their posts made by their friends. There is a relationship between behavioral and emotional problems and adolescents’ impression on SNSs.
Conclusions: Our study found that adolescents' behavior on social networks is related to their psychopathological syptoms. The expression of young people’s behaviours or thoughts/emotions on SNS and perception the impression of themself may provide information on the mental states of them.

Key words: Adolescents, Mental Health, Behavior, Social Network Sites


 
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HGAG, SE, Albayrak ZS, Kadak MT. Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. PBS. 2020; 10(3): 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734


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HGAG, SE, Albayrak ZS, Kadak MT. Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=90860 [Access: January 07, 2021]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734


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HGAG, SE, Albayrak ZS, Kadak MT. Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. PBS. 2020; 10(3): 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734



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HGAG, SE, Albayrak ZS, Kadak MT. Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. PBS. (2020), [cited January 07, 2021]; 10(3): 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734



Harvard Style

, H. G. A. G., , . S. E., Albayrak, . Z. S. & Kadak, . M. T. (2020) Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. PBS, 10 (3), 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734



Turabian Style

, Hatice Gozde Akkin Gurbuz, Safak Eray, Zeynep Seda Albayrak, and Muhammed Tayyib Kadak. 2020. Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 10 (3), 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734



Chicago Style

, Hatice Gozde Akkin Gurbuz, Safak Eray, Zeynep Seda Albayrak, and Muhammed Tayyib Kadak. "Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 10 (2020), 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

, Hatice Gozde Akkin Gurbuz, Safak Eray, Zeynep Seda Albayrak, and Muhammed Tayyib Kadak. "Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 10.3 (2020), 148-154. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

, H. G. A. G., , . S. E., Albayrak, . Z. S. & Kadak, . M. T. (2020) Online Social Network Sites Usage and Impression Management of Adolescents and Relationship with Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 10 (3), 148-154. doi:10.5455/PBS.20200308041734