An Analysis of Anxiety-Related Postings on Sina Weibo
AbstractThis study examines anxiety-related postings on Sina Weibo to gain insight into social networking about mental health. The themes of a random sample of anxiety-related postings (n = 1000) were assessed. The disclosure of anxiety was the most common theme. The prevalence of anxiety was higher in certain areas where the economy is stronger than others, and the people living there suffered from more stress. Users who talked about feeling anxious tended to be more active on social media during leisure hours and less active during work hours. Our findings may be developed to detect and help individuals who may suffer from anxiety disorders at a low cost. View Full-Text
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Tian, X.; He, F.; Batterham, P.; Wang, Z.; Yu, G. An Analysis of Anxiety-Related Postings on Sina Weibo. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 775.
Tian X, He F, Batterham P, Wang Z, Yu G. An Analysis of Anxiety-Related Postings on Sina Weibo. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(7):775.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tian, Xianyun; He, Fang; Batterham, Philip; Wang, Zheng; Yu, Guang. 2017. "An Analysis of Anxiety-Related Postings on Sina Weibo." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 7: 775.
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