The Mediating Effect of Attachment Anxiety in College students’ Mobile Social Media Dependence and Sleep Disturbance
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Xiao Luo, Chunnan Hu
The overuse of college students' mobile phones has become a hot topic. The social media dependence on mobile phones should also be paid attention to by the public. In this study, 487 Chinese freshmen were selected as the sample to explore the mediating effect of attachment anxiety in college students’ mobile social media dependence and sleep disturbance. Through the establishment of mediation model and related statistical analysis, the results exhibited that (1) mobile social media dependence is significantly positively correlated with attachment anxiety and sleep disturbance (r =0.264, P<0.01; r =0.327, P<0.01), attachment anxiety is significantly positively correlated with sleep disturbance (r=0.258, P<0.01). (2)College students’ mobile social media dependence can not only directly predict sleep disturbance, but also indirectly predict sleep disturbance through the mediating effect of attachment anxiety. The direct effect value and the indirect effect value are 0.132 and 0.023 respectively.
Mobile social media dependence, Sleep disturbance, Attachment anxiety, Mediating effect