Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Rick Grieve, Sara Bell, Jenni Redifer
Department of Psychology
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.
Communication | Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Other Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Media
Maddox, Jessica, "Social Media & Mental Health: An Examination of Tiktok & Mental Health Outcomes" (2023). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3691.