The Relationships among Facebook Addiction, Self-Esteem and Depression in High School Students

  • Juthamas Thongpradab A student of Master of Nursing Science Program in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Tusana Thaweekoon Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Patcharin Nintachan Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: facebook addiction, self-esteem, depression, high school students


         The descriptive research aimed at investigating relationships among Facebook addiction, self-esteem and depression in high school students. The participants comprised 412 high school students in the Southern region of academic year 2017. Data were collected using five questionnaires comprising a general data questionnaire, Facebook use questionnaire, Thai version of Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale and Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale. Descriptive statistics, Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient and Spearman’s rank-order correlation were used for data analysis.

The study results revealed that Facebook addiction was negatively and significantly related to self-esteem (r = -.337, p < .001). Facebook addiction was positively and significantly related to depression (r = .552, p < .001). Results from this study provided important information to enhance self-esteem and reduce depression in teenagers with Facebook addiction.


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