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Well-Being and Social Media: A Systematic Review of Bergen Addiction Scales

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Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
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Department of Education, Literatures, Intercultural studies, Languages and Psychology, University of Florence, 50135 Florence, Italy
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Centre for the Study of Complex Dynamics (CSDC), University of Florence, 50135 Florence, Italy
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Future Internet 2020, 12(2), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi12020024
Received: 9 January 2020 / Revised: 22 January 2020 / Accepted: 24 January 2020 / Published: 29 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Featured Reviews of Future Internet Research)
Does social media addiction impair the well-being of non-clinical individuals? Despite the Internet being able to be considered as a promoting factor for individual empowerment, previous literature suggests that the current massive availability of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) may be dangerous for users' well-being. This article discusses the relationship between the most used social media addiction measures (i.e., the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale—BFAS, the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale—BSMAS) and well-being. A systematic review considering all the publications indexed by PsycInfo, PsycArticles, PubMed, Science Direct, Sociological Abstracts, Academic Search Complete, and Google Scholar databases was performed to collect the data. Ten of 635 studies were included in the qualitative synthesis. Overall, most of the included works captured a negative but small relationship between BFAS/BSMAS and well-being, across multiple definitions and measurement.
Keywords: well-being; Bergen Facebook addiction scale; Bergen social media addiction scale; social media addiction well-being; Bergen Facebook addiction scale; Bergen social media addiction scale; social media addiction
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Duradoni, M.; Innocenti, F.; Guazzini, A. Well-Being and Social Media: A Systematic Review of Bergen Addiction Scales. Future Internet 2020, 12, 24.

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