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The Impact of Age and Internet Use on Depression

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dc.contributor.advisor Wallace, Brandon
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Boman
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-23T01:02:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-23T01:02:00Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/6429
dc.description.abstract Internet use is a prominent part of most adults’ lives. It is used for purposes of entertainment, staying informed, shopping, and staying socially engaged. Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact internet use has on users’ mental health. There is research supporting both the benefits of internet use on reducing depression and the negative impact internet use has on depression. Using the 2016 wave of the GSS dataset this study examined the impact of age and internet use on depression. Using OLS regression and bivariate analyses this study found that older adults reported lower levels of depression than younger adults and used the internet far less frequently as well. However, within the older adult population, those who used the internet frequently were more depressed than other older adults who did not use the internet frequently.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.source.uri http://dissertations.umi.com/mtsu:11425
dc.subject Sociology
dc.title The Impact of Age and Internet Use on Depression
dc.date.updated 2021-04-23T01:02:01Z
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.contributor.committeemember Dye, Meredith
dc.contributor.committeemember Orak, Ugur
dc.thesis.degreelevel masters
dc.description.degree M.L.A.


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