Uso de redes sociales en adolescentes: motivación, estrés de minorías y bienestar eudaimónico


Palabras clave: Medios sociales, Redes sociales en línea, Bienestar eudaimónico, Estrés de minorías, Adolescencia


Introduction: The scientific evidence regarding the effects of online social media use on the well-being of adolescents is mixed. In general, passive uses (receiving, viewing content without interacting) and more screen time are related to lower well-being when compared with active uses (direct interactions and interpersonal exchanges). Objectives: This study examines the types and motives for social media usage amongst adolescents, differentiating them by gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as its effects on eudaimonic well-being and minority stress. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1259 adolescents, aged 14 to 19 (M = 16.19; SD = 1.08), analysing the Scale of Motives for Using Social Networking Sites, eudaimonic well-being, the Sexual Minority Adolescent Stress Inventory, screen time and profile type. Results: The results found that longer use time is related to finding partners, social connection and friendships; that gay and bisexual (GB) adolescents perceive more distal stressors online; and that females have higher levels of well-being. Discussion: The public profiles of GB males increase self-expression, although minority stress can be related to discrimination, rejection or exclusion. Differentiated socialization may contribute to a higher level of well-being in females, with both active and passive uses positively effecting eudaimonic well-being in adolescents.


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López-Sáez, M. Ángel, Pérez-Torres, V., Pastor , Y., Lobato-Rincón, L.-L., Thomas-Currás, H., & Angulo-Brunet, A. (2024). Uso de redes sociales en adolescentes: motivación, estrés de minorías y bienestar eudaimónico. Anales de Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 40(2), 272–279.
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