Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Social media addiction and sexual dysfunction among Iranian women: The mediating role of intimacy and social support.
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
Pediatric Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
International Gaming Research Unit, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Show others and affiliations
2019 (English)In: Journal of Behavioral Addictions, ISSN 2062-5871, E-ISSN 2063-5303, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 318-325Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Social media use has become increasingly popular among Internet users. Given the widespread use of social media on smartphones, there is an increasing need for research examining the impact of the use of such technologies on sexual relationships and their constructs such as intimacy, satisfaction, and sexual function. However, little is known about the underlying mechanism why social media addiction impacts on sexual distress. This study investigated whether two constructs (intimacy and perceived social support) were mediators in the association of social media addiction and sexual distress among married women.

METHODS: A prospective study was conducted where all participants (N = 938; mean age = 36.5 years) completed the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale to assess social media addiction, the Female Sexual Distress Scale - Revised to assess sexual distress, the Unidimensional Relationship Closeness Scale to assess intimacy, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support to assess perceived social support.

RESULTS: The results showed that social media addiction had direct and indirect (via intimacy and perceived social support) effects on sexual function and sexual distress.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study facilitate a better understanding of how problematic engaging to social media can affect couples' intimacy, perceived social support, and constructs of sexual function. Consequently, sexual counseling should be considered an essential element for assessing individual behaviors in the context of social media use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Akademiai Kiado, 2019. Vol. 8, no 2, p. 318-325
Keywords [en]
intimacy, sexual function, social media addiction, social support
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46291DOI: 10.1556/2006.8.2019.24ISI: 000488617600014PubMedID: 31120317Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85068991960Local ID: GOA HHJ 2019;HHJÖvrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-46291DiVA, id: diva2:1353172
Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-10-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Pakpour, Amir H.

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Pakpour, Amir H.
By organisation
HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science
In the same journal
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Media Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 134 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf