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Social Media Use and Its Association with Mental Health and Internet Addiction among Portuguese Higher Education Students during COVID-19 Confinement

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    Identifier: imarina:9290328
  • Authors:

    Oliveira, AP
    Nobre, JR
    Luis, H
    Luis, LS
    Pinho, LG
    Albacar-Rioboo, N
    Sequeira, C
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Oliveira, AP; Nobre, JR; Luis, H; Luis, LS; Pinho, LG; Albacar-Rioboo, N; Sequeira, C
    Department: Infermeria
    URV's Author/s: Albacar Riobóo, Núria Maria / Alkhoury, Nadine
    Keywords: Social media Mental health Internet addiction Higher education students Facebook Confinement
    Abstract: The use of social media was one of the most common way to keep in touch with friends and family during confinement. For higher education students, the fact that their universities were closed was a major change in their lives. The aim of this study is to relate the prevalence and type of social media with Internet addiction and mental health of university students in a district of Portugal during COVID-19 confinement. Mental health was studied by applying the reduced version of the Mental Health Inventory (MHI-5) and to measure the Internet use and dependence, the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) was used. The study (cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlational) used an online questionnaire, conducted on Google((R)) Forms and the link was sent to 4450 students, in the months of April to June 2020, during the confinement. A total of 329 valid questionnaires were obtained. We can conclude that regarding mental health, students in the 18-24 age group, single or divorced and who are not in a relationship, and with worse academic results, show worse levels of mental health. It is noteworthy that the students with the same characteristics also have the highest levels of addiction to internet.
    Thematic Areas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Serviço social Saúde coletiva Química Public, environmental & occupational health Public health, environmental and occupational health Psicología Pollution Odontología Nutrição Medicina iii Medicina ii Medicina i Materiais Interdisciplinar Health, toxicology and mutagenesis Geografía Geociências Farmacia Environmental studies Environmental sciences Ensino Engenharias ii Engenharias i Enfermagem Educação física Educação Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Ciência da computação Biotecnología Biodiversidade Astronomia / física Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: nadine.alkhoury@estudiants.urv.cat nadine.alkhoury@estudiants.urv.cat nadine.alkhoury@estudiants.urv.cat nadine.alkhoury@estudiants.urv.cat nuria.albacar@urv.cat nuria.albacar@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0001-8306-8702 0000-0001-8306-8702
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/1/664
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. 20 (1):
    APA: Oliveira, AP; Nobre, JR; Luis, H; Luis, LS; Pinho, LG; Albacar-Rioboo, N; Sequeira, C (2023). Social Media Use and Its Association with Mental Health and Internet Addiction among Portuguese Higher Education Students during COVID-19 Confinement. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 20(1), -. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20010664
    Article's DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20010664
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Environmental Sciences,Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis,Pollution,Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health,Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
    Social media
    Mental health
    Internet addiction
    Higher education students
    Facebook
    Confinement
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Serviço social
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Public, environmental & occupational health
    Public health, environmental and occupational health
    Psicología
    Pollution
    Odontología
    Nutrição
    Medicina iii
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Materiais
    Interdisciplinar
    Health, toxicology and mutagenesis
    Geografía
    Geociências
    Farmacia
    Environmental studies
    Environmental sciences
    Ensino
    Engenharias ii
    Engenharias i
    Enfermagem
    Educação física
    Educação
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Ciência da computação
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Astronomia / física
    Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
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