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Stress Health. 2016 Oct;32(4):427-434. doi: 10.1002/smi.2637. Epub 2015 Mar 30.

Face it, don't Facebook it: Impacts of Social Media Addiction on Mindfulness, Coping Strategies and the Consequence on Emotional Exhaustion.

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1
International College, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand.
2
International College, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand. peerayuth@outlook.com.

Abstract

Addiction to social media has now become a problem that societies are concerned with. The aim of the present study is to investigate the impacts that social media addiction has on mindfulness and choice of coping strategy, as well as to explore the consequences on emotional exhaustion. The survey data were collected from 211 employees in 13 enterprises in Thailand. Results from partial least square structural equation modelling revealed that people who are highly addicted to social media tended to have lower mindfulness and tended to use emotion-focused coping to deal with stress. Lack of mindfulness and the decision to use emotion-coping strategy are also subsequently associated with higher emotional exhaustion.

KEYWORDS:

addiction; coping; emotional exhaustion; mindfulness; social media

PMID:
25825273
DOI:
10.1002/smi.2637
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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