Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

Whether Social Media Makes People Feel Happy or Anxious?

A Quantitative Study on the Emotional Impact of Social Media on Different Age Groups

Authors
Qingling Bao1, , Jiayi Liu2, , Yuhan Wan3, *, , Yuxin Zhong4,
1Chongqing BI Academy, Chongqing, China
2American Lee Academy International School, Shanghai, China
3Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden, US
4Shanghai Cambridge International School, Shanghai, China

Those authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: ywan@hamdenhall.org
Corresponding Author
Yuhan Wan
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.500How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Social Media; Different Generations; Teenagers; anxious; anxiety; happiness; Chinese social media
Abstract

The rapid development of social media has brought many changes to people’s lives. People can understand each other’s life and daily dynamics faster and more conveniently. However, while social media brings convenience and happiness to people, it also brings anxiety to people’s fast-paced life. Of course, people of different ages have different feelings of happiness and anxiety. This paper focuses on the different emotional reactions of social media to people of different ages. The main method of this paper is quantitative research, which adopts the method of questionnaire. Based on the collected questionnaire and data analysis, this paper tries to fully understand the different feelings of social media on teenagers, adults and the elderly. At the same time, educational background is also a variable of our research. This paper finds that people of all ages have different reactions to the impact of social media. The elderly have more obvious psychological changes brought by social media. They are more complex and anxious than young people. This paper will help to deepen the research on the relationship between social media and daily life, and provide some reference value for the research of the elderly in the context of new media.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.500How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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