Our results showed that overall, the use of Facebook was negatively associated with well-being. For example, a 1-standard-deviation increase in “likes clicked” (clicking “like” on someone else's content), “links clicked” (clicking a link to another site or article), or “status updates” (updating one's own Facebook status) was associated with a decrease of 5%–8% of a standard deviation in self-reported mental health.
This study provides causal evidence that Facebook use affects our well-being negatively. By comparing the treatment group (participants who took a break from Facebook) with the control group (participants who kept using Facebook), it was demonstrated that taking a break from Facebook has positive effects on the two dimensions of well-being: our life satisfaction increases and our emotions become more positive. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that these effects were significantly greater for heavy Facebook users, passive Facebook users, and users who tend to envy others on Facebook.
We text-messaged people five times per day for two-weeks to examine how Facebook use influences the two components of subjective well-being: how people feel moment-to-moment and how satisfied they are with their lives. Our results indicate that Facebook use predicts negative shifts on both of these variables over time. The more people used Facebook at one time point, the worse they felt the next time we text-messaged them; the more they used Facebook over two-weeks, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time... Rather than enhancing well-being, however, these findings suggest that Facebook may undermine it.
Bonus pentru cititorul răbdător și atent, cum să reduci gradul de dependență:
- instalează Keepass, http://keepass.info/
- modifică parola din Facebook pe una aleatorie, generată de Keepass (astfel încât să nu o cunoști), și păstreaz-o doar acolo
- fă-i ”log out” din site
- când intri, din când în când, NU permite browserului să memorizeze parola
În noul timp liber pe care îl vei obține, fă ceva bun pentru societate.
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