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Online social networking and psychological experiences: the perceptions of young people with mental health difficulties

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Online social networking and psychological experiences : the perceptions of young people with mental health difficulties. / Singleton, Amy; Abeles, Paul; Smith, Ian Craig.

In: Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 61, 08.2016, p. 394–403.

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Singleton, Amy ; Abeles, Paul ; Smith, Ian Craig. / Online social networking and psychological experiences : the perceptions of young people with mental health difficulties. In: Computers in Human Behavior. 2016 ; Vol. 61. pp. 394–403.

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title = "Online social networking and psychological experiences: the perceptions of young people with mental health difficulties",
abstract = "ObjectivesThis study explores the interaction between online social networking experiences and wellbeing in 12 young people accessing mental health services.MethodsData from semi-structured interviews was analysed using Grounded Theory methodology.Results“Threats and judgement” and “connection and support” were experienced by adolescents, facilitated by having continuous access to a vast social network. These experiences influenced adolescents' psychological wellbeing, mediated by their responses to threat and judgement and maintaining “safe sharing” with their network. Social network use was conceived as a gamble of balancing its potentially positive and negative impact in a culture in which social network use appears to be unavoidable.ConclusionsThe findings indicate the importance of routine assessment and formulation of social networking use in understanding adolescents' psychological distress. Furthermore, a range of opportunities exist for clinicians to utilise the anonymity and peer support that social networks offer to broaden the range of mental health services offered to young people.",
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