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Title:
Relationship between Attachment styles and Social Media addiction among young adults: Mediating role of Self-esteem
Authors:
Anam Yousaf, Adnan Adil, Ali Hamza, Saba Ghayas, Sadia Niazi, Anam Khan
Published on:
2021-03-31
Journal Reference:
Volume 13 - Issue 1     Jan - Mar 2021
Pages:
48-51
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 ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the mediating role of self-esteem between attachment styles and social media addiction among young adults.

Study Design: Descriptive Cross-sectional study

Place and Duration: Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, from 10th February 2020 to 15th September 2020

Methodology: A purposive sample of young adults from University of Sargodha was recruited. Relationship Questionnaire, Social Media Addiction Scale (Student Form) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale were used to measure attachment styles, social media addiction and self-esteem respectively.

Results: A total of 350 young adults were assessed. Path analysis in Amos indicated the positive direct effect of secure attachment styles on self-esteem (β = .55, p <.001). Insecure attachment style had negative effect on self-esteem (β = -.30, p <.001) and positive effect on social media addiction (β = .11, p <.02). High level of self-esteem had negative effect on social media addiction (β = -.68, p <.001). Self-esteem mediated the positive relationship between insecure attachment styles and social media addiction (β = .20, p <.001) and negative relationship between secure attachment style and social media addiction (β = -.37, p <.001).

Conclusion: Self-esteem could be one of the causal links between attachment styles and social media addiction.

Keywords: Secure attachment style, Insecure attachment style, Self-esteem, Social media addiction.

How to Cite This:

Yousaf A, Adil A, Hamza A, Ghayas S, Niazi S, Khan A. Relationship between Attachment styles and Social Media addiction among young adults: Mediating role of self-esteem. Isra Med J. 2021; 13(1): 48-51.

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