THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE DEPRESSION TENDENCY

In today’s world, with the technological developments, human life has changed. Social media is one of the most important technological developments that change human life. In this study, it has been tried to determine the negative psychological effects of social media usage in human life. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect of social media on the psychological tendency of depression. Considering the current state of technology, the increasing use of social media and becoming a part of daily life has led to the need for more scientific research. To be able to do this study, 78 students were interviewed face to face at high school level in Kadıköy, İstanbul. Content analysis method was used as data analysis method. According to the answers it is realized that the average daily duration of social media use was quite long.
Social media is also a place where individuals can experience psychological problems and can have social problems such as depression. In addition, the likes and dislikes of the shares made by other people have a serious impact on a person’s life. As seen in this study and similar studies, the impact of social media on human life is one of the important issues that need to be studied more scientifically. The duration of social media usage and the purposes on which social media shares are made and the response to the postings and the impact on the user are extremely important.
 

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