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dc.contributor.authorNg, Jacobbina Jin Wen
dc.contributor.authorSim, Xinyi
dc.description.abstractThere are ample grounds that tie social media use to negative mental health outcomes, including stress, loneliness, anxiety, and depression (see Berryman, Ferguson and Negy 2018; Hunt et al. 2018). Often, evidence indicates that factors such as addiction, cyberbullying, and exposure to traumatising content mediate the relationship between social media use and negative mental health consequences. Here, we draw on the stress process model to examine the relationship between real-ideal self-discrepancy and psychological distress (depression and anxiety) through the three moderators (social comparison, contingent self-esteem and self-efficacy). Results show that self-discrepancy is positively associated with both depression and anxiety. However, interestingly, the moderators are only significant between self-discrepancy and depression, but not anxiety. Keywords: stress process model, self-discrepancy, social comparison, contingent self-esteem, self-efficacy, depression, anxietyen_US
dc.format.extent39 p.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleStress process model : young adults on Instagram, perceived self-discrepancy and psychological distressen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorJung Jong Hyunen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Sociologyen_US
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