Online social networking addiction and depression: The results from a large-scale prospective cohort study in Chinese adolescents
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摘要BACKGROUND AND AIMS:
The aim of this study is to estimate the longitudinal associations between online social networking addiction (OSNA) and depression, whether OSNA predicts development of depression, and reversely, whether depression predicts development of OSNA.

METHODS:
A total of 5,365 students from nine secondary schools in Guangzhou, Southern China were surveyed at baseline in March 2014, and followed up 9 months later. Level of OSNA and depression were measured using the validated OSNA scale and CES-D, respectively. Multilevel logistic regression models were applied to estimate the longitudinal associations between OSNA and depression.

RESULTS:
Adolescents who were depressed but free of OSNA at baseline had 1.48 times more likely to develop OSNA at follow-up compared with those non-depressed at baseline [adjusted OR (AOR): 1.48, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.14-1.93]. In addition, compared with those who were not depressed during the follow-up period, adolescents who were persistently depressed or emerging depressed during the follow-up period had increased risk of developing OSNA at follow-up (AOR: 3.45, 95% CI: 2.51-4.75 for persistent depression; AOR: 4.47, 95% CI: 3.33-5.99 for emerging depression). Reversely, among those without depression at baseline, adolescents who were classified as persistent OSNA or emerging OSNA had higher risk of developing depression compared with those who were no OSNA (AOR: 1.65, 95% CI: 1.01-2.69 for persistent OSNA; AOR: 4.29; 95% CI: 3.17-5.81 for emerging OSNA).

CONCLUSION:
The findings indicate a bidirectional association between OSNA and depression, meaning that addictive online social networking use is accompanied by increased level of depressive symptoms.
出版社接受日期28.07.2018
著者Li JB, Mo PKH, Lau JTF, Su XF, Zhang X, Wu AMS, Mai JC, Chen YX
期刊名稱Journal of Behavioral Addictions
出版年份2018
月份9
卷號7
期次3
出版社Akadémiai Kiadó: Open Access Journal / Akadémiai Kiadó
頁次686 - 696
國際標準期刊號2062-5871
電子國際標準期刊號2063-5303
語言美式英語
關鍵詞online social networking addiction, depression, longitudinal association, adolescents

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