Sintomatologia depressiva e ansiosa em utilizadores Portugueses do Facebook

Translated title of the contribution: Anxious and depressive symptoms in Portuguese Facebook users

Susana Amorim*, Ângela Leite, Teresa Souto

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    Abstract

    Facebook has become one of the most important tools of communication nowadays. This social network allows its users to exchange information and to feel part of a group or a social style. This study assessed the depressive and anxious symptomatology of Portuguese Facebook users. The sample was constituted by 201 users (123 female users and 73 male users) with ages between 18 and 73 years old. For this purpose, two questionnaires were made (one social demographic and another one related to the Facebook usage), Beck Depression Inventory and Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. The results confirmed that the anxiety and depression values vary according to demographic diversity, but they set aside the rising of levels of anxiety and depression on Portuguese Facebook users.
    Translated title of the contributionAnxious and depressive symptoms in Portuguese Facebook users
    Original languagePortuguese
    Pages (from-to)166-183
    Number of pages18
    JournalArquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia
    Volume69
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Facebook
    • Portuguese users
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

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