• Amanda Meuthia Ramadhanty Faculty of Psychology, University of Surabaya
  • Ananta Yudiarso Faculty of Psychology, University of Surabaya


Social media addiction, depression, meta-analysis


Background: The use of social media is now an inseparable part of the individual. Various studies have emerged regarding the negative impact of social media use on individual psychological conditions, one of which is depression. Purpose: This meta-analysis aims to determine the relationship between social media addiction and depression. Methods: This meta-analysis study used 17 literatures (2010-2020) with a mean age of 17 years (N = 14,430). Results: Based on the results of the meta-analysis, it is known that the effect size correlation between social media addiction and depression includes a small effect size (r = 0.235, p < 0.0001, 95% CL = 0.173-0.298). It is known that age as a moderator also has no relationship on the effect size between social media addiction and depression (p=0.092).


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