Wednesday, November 30, 2022
ADVT 
Health & Fitness

Social media users not more stressed out than others

Darpan News Desk IANS, 18 Jan, 2015 01:05 PM
  • Social media users not more stressed out than others
A new study finds that people who spend more time online or using social media do not have higher levels of stress compared to those who do not.
 
Internet, social media and cellphone users did not have higher stress levels than those who are less tech savvy, Time reported quoting the study.
 
The research, done by global think tank Pew Research Center, was based on a survey of 1,801 American adults.
 
It found that women who spend more time on social media report being less stressed overall.
 
But people who use social media are more aware of stressful events in other people's lives.
 
"Learning about and being reminded of undesirable events in other people's lives makes people feel more stress themselves," said Keith Hampton, Rutgers University scholar and study author.
 
Women who are hooked to Facebook were aware of 13 percent more stressful events in their close friends' lives and aware of 14 percent more in the lives of acquaintances.
 
Men were eight percent more aware of stressful events in their friends' lives and six percent more aware of events in their acquaintances' lives.
 
Women were more often informed of other people's stress from photos shared online on sites, whereas men's awareness came most often from text messages, e-mails and LinkedIn.
 
"There is a great deal of speculation that social media users feel extra pressure to participate and keep up on social media, to avoid the 'fear of missing out' in activities that others share," noted Keith Hampton, associate professor of communications at Rutgers University.

MORE Health & Fitness ARTICLES

Flu Season Is Peaking In Many Parts Of Canada; The Sick Should Head To Bed

Flu Season Is Peaking In Many Parts Of Canada; The Sick Should Head To Bed
Health authorities were warning all fall that this could be a bad flu season, because of the type of virus that is most commonly infecting people and the fact that this year's flu vaccine doesn't offer optimum protection against it

Flu Season Is Peaking In Many Parts Of Canada; The Sick Should Head To Bed

Trying For Test-tube Baby? Moms' Risks Are Rare, Include Over-stimulating Ovaries

Trying For Test-tube Baby? Moms' Risks Are Rare, Include Over-stimulating Ovaries

CHICAGO — Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. study shows the most frequent involve drugs used to stimulate ovaries, but it suggests problems are rarely fatal.

Trying For Test-tube Baby? Moms' Risks Are Rare, Include Over-stimulating Ovaries

Preity Zinta Doles Out Health Tips

Preity Zinta Doles Out Health Tips
At 39, Preity Zinta is fit and glowing. She says it's easy to be healthy as long as one checks portions of food, drinks water and controls carbohydrate intake.

Preity Zinta Doles Out Health Tips

Get Spot-free Face, Silky Tresses With Green Tea

Get Spot-free Face, Silky Tresses With Green Tea

From achieving a spot-free look to getting smooth tresses -- using green tea in your daily life can help you become healthy and beautiful.

Get Spot-free Face, Silky Tresses With Green Tea

Easy-To-Follow Tips For Skincare

Easy-To-Follow Tips For Skincare

If you've resolved to take care of your skin in 2015, adapt some easy-to-follow tips for achieving wonders.

Easy-To-Follow Tips For Skincare

What To Eat In 2015?

What To Eat In 2015?

Make sure to treat your body right with food items that will nourish your digestive system, jumpstart your metabolism and make you feel great.

What To Eat In 2015?