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Media, technology use, and attitudes

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dc.contributor.author Doumit, Rita
dc.contributor.author Zeeni, Nadine
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Ruiz, Maria-Jose
dc.contributor.author Abi-Kharma, Joelle
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-28T10:01:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-28T10:01:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1741-6787 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9807
dc.description.abstract Background Previous research has shown that the use of technology and media, in their different available forms, may have detrimental effects on the physical and mental well‐being of adolescents and young adults. Aims The present study aimed to investigate the use of different types of technology and media, attitudes toward them, and how they relate to physical and mental well‐being in Lebanese university students. Methods A descriptive, correlational, cross‐sectional design was used. A sample of 244 undergraduates completed a self‐report measuring media and technology use and attitudes, eating‐related variables (e.g., healthy eating, body image dissatisfaction [BID], and eating disorders [EDs] risk), trait emotional intelligence (TEI), and psychopathology indicators (stress, anxiety, and depression). Results The use of mobile phone multimedia (music, pictures, and videos) correlated with unhealthy eating and stress. Social media use was associated with BID, EDs risk, and the self‐control construct of TEI. Anxiety of separation from technological devices and dependence on them was associated with increased BID, EDs risk, depression, and anxiety. Linking Evidence to Action Practical implications are discussed in terms of setting limits and boundaries on technology use during childhood and adolescence, and encouraging healthy eating and physical activity at home and on college campuses. Moreover, social media could be used as a platform for intervention and prevention programs to decrease BID, EDs, depression, and anxiety. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Media, technology use, and attitudes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle associations with physical and mental well‐being in youth with implications for evidence‐based practice en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000400 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200810 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005175 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Worldviews on evidence-based nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 304-312 en_US
dc.keywords Technology en_US
dc.keywords Social media en_US
dc.keywords Well-being en_US
dc.keywords Mental health en_US
dc.keywords Body image en_US
dc.keywords Eating disorders en_US
dc.keywords Trait emotional intelligence en_US
dc.keywords Healthy eating en_US
dc.keywords Depression en_US
dc.keywords Anxiety en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12298 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zeeni, N., Doumit, R., Abi Kharma, J., & Sanchez‐Ruiz, M. J. (2018). Media, Technology Use, and Attitudes: Associations With Physical and Mental Well‐Being in Youth With Implications for Evidence‐Based Practice. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing. en_US
dc.author.email nadine.zeeni@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email maria-jose.sanchez-ruiz@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://sigmapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wvn.12298 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1374-2751 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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