Excessive Social Media Use and Delay Discounting in College Students

The present study examined the role of gender in the relation between delay discounting and excessive social media use among college students. Participants recruited from Penn State University at Hazleton Campus, completed an online survey where they were asked how many hours on average, they engage in using social networking sites. They were also asked to complete a delay discounting task where they chose between a smaller amount of hypothetical money to be obtained immediately and a larger amount of hypothetical money to be obtained after a varying delay. We found that there is a statistically significant positive correlation between social media use and delay discounting in males, but there is no significant difference in females. Our results demonstrate that gender does play an important role in the relation between excessive social media use and delay discounting.

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Work Title Excessive Social Media Use and Delay Discounting in College Students
Subtitle Role of Gender
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Creators Jasmel Ramos Martinez
Version number 1
Keyword social media use; college students; Undergraduate Research Award; delay discounting; gender; decision-making; Hazleton
License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Work Type Poster
Deposited May 12, 2020 08:54

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