Summary #950

Psychological well-being unaffected by abstinence from social media

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  • Experimental study with five groups of participants getting off social media for different periods of time, and then answering questionnaires about well-being.
  • Researchers only checked if participants weren’t posting anything, also sample size wasn’t too big -- 130 people, excluding those that couldn’t stay off social media.
  • Statistical modelling of collected data showed virtually no effect on feelings of loneliness, well-being, and day quality during days off social media.

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