Effects of facebook use on well-being: a self-determination theory perspective

Manuoğlu, Elif
Since Facebook use has been quite common among university students and influenced their well-being, the primary aim of this thesis is to investigate the effects of Facebook use on well-being. Diary method was used and participants completed daily measures of Facebook, daily motivations and daily need satisfaction regarding Facebook use, and daily well-being measures over 14 days. Results were partially supported and it was shown that active Facebook use did not predicted well-being whereas using Facebook with autonomous motivation predicted significant well-being. Moreover, proposed mediation model was supported. The relationship between relative autonomy gained from Facebook activities and daily-well-being was mediated by daily need satisfaction at Facebook. Contributions, limitations, and future directions were discussed.
Citation Formats
E. Manuoğlu, “Effects of facebook use on well-being: a self-determination theory perspective,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.