Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Rick Grieve, Sara Bell, Jenni Redifer

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The goal of this research study was to examine the relationship between amount of Tiktok use and the results of various mental health scales. The hypothesis was that increased Tiktok use would be correlated with a decrease in self-esteem, and an increase in depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and overall loneliness. Participants were recruited on Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and paid a small monetary benefit in exchange for completion of the study. There were a total of 285 participants. Correlations and linear regression analysis were used to determine statistical significance; results showed no statistical significance and none of the hypotheses were supported. Post-hoc analyses were conducted to determine the differences between active Tiktok users and non-users; no statistical significance was found.


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