Online Journal of Technology Addiction and Cyberbullying, vol.6, no.2, pp.17-35, 2019 (Other Refereed National Journals)
Increased use of social media platforms that result in psychological and behavioral problems suggest an effort to increase nomological network of social media disorder with psychological constructs. The main purpose of this research was to test the effect of resilience and satisfaction with life on social media disorder and mediating role of the neuroticism, negative valence and openness to experience. The variables selected for this research are based on theoretical explanations of recent studies. Due to the lack of a scale to measure social media use disorder for university students, reliability and validy study of an existing scale available in English was performed primarily. Later, a path analytic model was constructed and tested. The model was tested with a sample of 638 students from 9 different faculties. The conclusions drawn from this study are substantial, in sum, this study generated evidence that neuroticism, negative valence, resilience and life satisfaction have direct influence on social media disorder among university students. In addition, the results indicated that neuroticism and negative valence plays a mediating role for some circumstances. These conclusions offer researchers and health professionals’ better understanding of social media disorders and stresses on the importance of personality traits when developing interventions to minimize the negative effects of social media disorder.