Title

Facebook envy and well-being of emerging adults: Emotion regulation as a moderator

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Isabell Regina Yujuico

Defense Panel Chair

Maria Caridad Torroja

Defense Panel Member

Howard Chester Lee
Katrina Resurreccion
Julio C. Teehankee

Abstract/Summary

This study explored the moderating role of emotion regulation, which is composed of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression, in the relationship between Facebook envy and well-being of emerging adults. The participants were 308 emerging adults, aged 18-29, single, Filipino, Facebook user, college graduate, never been married, without a child, with work experience, does not act in the role of a parent, and not a breadwinner. Data was gathered through self-report questionnaires. Descriptive statistics, reliability analysis and moderation analysis were applied. Results show that Facebook envy is significantly and negatively correlated to well-being. Cognitive reappraisal moderates the relationship between Facebook envy and well-being wherein the relationship is weakened at medium and high levels of Facebook envy but not in low Facebook envy. Results from this study aim to bring awareness about the impact of Facebook use, particularly the development of Facebook envy, to the well-being of emerging adults and how emotion regulation can help alter possible negative effects.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007056

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Envy; Social media; Internet and youth

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