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Pandya, Bhairavi D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Background: According to data reported by the World Health Organization Depression is a common disorder, affecting about 121 million people worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control report in the US an estimated 10% of the general population will experience a depressive episode in a given year. Delay in diagnosis and subsequent delay in treatment…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Internet, Computer Oriented Programs, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Locatelli, Sara M.; Kluwe, Katharina; Bryant, Fred B. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Studies have found that general use of Facebook influences subjective well-being. However, fewer studies have explored the impact of specific use behaviors, such as information posted in status updates. The current study uses data collected from 251 Facebook-using undergraduate students through an online survey, and examines the valence and…
Descriptors: College Students, Web 2.0 Technologies, Web Sites, Social Networks