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A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones.

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  • Author(s): Stieger S;Stieger S;Stieger S; Lewetz D; Lewetz D
  • Source:
    Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking [Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw] 2018 Oct; Vol. 21 (10), pp. 618-624.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Article
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Source:
      Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 101528721 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 2152-2723 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 21522715 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: New Rochelle, NY : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Online social media is now omnipresent in many people's daily lives. Much research has been conducted on how and why we use social media, but little is known about the impact of social media abstinence. Therefore, we designed an ecological momentary intervention study using smartphones. Participants were instructed not to use social media for 7 days (4 days baseline, 7 days intervention, and 4 days postintervention; N = 152). We assessed affect (positive and negative), boredom, and craving thrice a day (time-contingent sampling), as well as social media usage frequency, usage duration, and social pressure to be on social media at the end of each day (7,000+ single assessments). We found withdrawal symptoms, such as significantly heightened craving (β = 0.10) and boredom (β = 0.12), as well as reduced positive and negative affect (only descriptively). Social pressure to be on social media was significantly heightened during social media abstinence (β = 0.19) and a substantial number of participants (59 percent) relapsed at least once during the intervention phase. We could not find any substantial rebound effect after the end of the intervention. Taken together, communicating through online social media is evidently such an integral part of everyday life that being without it leads to withdrawal symptoms (craving, boredom), relapses, and social pressure to get back on social media.
    • Contributed Indexing:
      Keywords: abstinence; addiction; experience sampling; rebound; relapse; smartphone; social media; withdrawal
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20181019 Date Completed: 20181218 Latest Revision: 20181218
    • Publication Date:
      20200827
    • Accession Number:
      10.1089/cyber.2018.0070
    • Accession Number:
      30334650
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STIEGER, S.; LEWETZ, D. A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, [s. l.], v. 21, n. 10, p. 618–624, 2018. DOI 10.1089/cyber.2018.0070. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=30334650. Acesso em: 22 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Stieger S, Lewetz D. A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking. 2018;21(10):618-624. doi:10.1089/cyber.2018.0070
    • APA:
      Stieger, S., & Lewetz, D. (2018). A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 21(10), 618–624. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2018.0070
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Stieger, Stefan, and David Lewetz. 2018. “A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking 21 (10): 618–24. doi:10.1089/cyber.2018.0070.
    • Harvard:
      Stieger, S. and Lewetz, D. (2018) ‘A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones’, Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, 21(10), pp. 618–624. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2018.0070.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Stieger, S & Lewetz, D 2018, ‘A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones’, Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 618–624, viewed 22 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Stieger, Stefan, and David Lewetz. “A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, vol. 21, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 618–624. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1089/cyber.2018.0070.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Stieger, Stefan, and David Lewetz. “A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking 21, no. 10 (October 2018): 618–24. doi:10.1089/cyber.2018.0070.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Stieger S, Lewetz D. A Week Without Using Social Media: Results from an Ecological Momentary Intervention Study Using Smartphones. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking [Internet]. 2018 Oct [cited 2020 Sep 22];21(10):618–24. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=30334650