RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND DEPRESSION TENDENCIES AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN BENUE STATE IN POST COVID-19

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND DEPRESSION TENDENCIES AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN BENUE STATE IN POST COVID-19 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                  i

Declaration                                                                                ii

Approval Page                                                                           iii

Dedication                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1    Inroduction                                                 1

1.2  Background of the study       3

1.3    Statement of the General Problem                                  4

1.4    Objective of the study                                                       5

1.5    Significance of the study                                                  5

1.6    Statement of hypothesis                                                   6

1.7    Scope of the study                                                             6

1.8    Limitation of the study                                                     7

1.9    Definition of terms                                                            7

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0    Introduction                                                                      9

2.1    Review of related literature                                             9

2.2    Theoretical framework

2.3    Summary of review                                                           33

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    Introduction                                                                      35

3.2    Research design                                                                35

3.3    Area of study                                                                    35

3.4    Population of the study                                                    36

3.5    Sample size                                                                       36

3.6    Instrument for data collection                                          36

3.7    Reliability of the instrument                                            37

3.8    Validity of the Instrument                                               38

3.9    Method of data Collection                                                 38

3.10  Method of Data Analysis                                                  39

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1    Introduction                                                                      41

4.2    Characteristics of the respondents                                   41

4.3    Presentation of Data Analysis                                         43

4.4    Discussion of Findings                                                     48

4.5    Summary of findings                                                        49

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary                                                                          51

5.2    Conclusion                                                                        52

5.3    Recommendation                                                              53

Biography                                                                         54

Appendix                                                                           56

Abstract:
This study aims to investigate the relationship between social networking sites (SNS) and depression tendencies among in-school adolescents in Benue State in the post-COVID-19 era. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of individuals globally, including adolescents who have experienced disruptions in their education, social interactions, and daily routines. Consequently, many adolescents have turned to social networking sites as a means of maintaining connections and seeking social support.

The study will adopt a quantitative research design and utilize a survey questionnaire to collect data from a sample of in-school adolescents in Benue State. The questionnaire will include standardized scales to measure the participants’ SNS usage patterns, depressive symptoms, and other relevant variables. Data analysis will involve descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and regression analysis to explore the relationship between SNS usage and depression tendencies.

The study expects to find a significant correlation between the extent of SNS usage and depression tendencies among in-school adolescents. It is hypothesized that excessive use of SNS, such as spending excessive time on social media platforms, experiencing cyberbullying, and comparing oneself to others, may contribute to increased depressive symptoms. Additionally, factors such as social support, offline social interactions, and coping mechanisms will be examined as potential moderators or mediators of this relationship.

The findings of this research will provide valuable insights into the impact of SNS usage on the mental health of in-school adolescents in the post-COVID-19 context. The study’s results will help inform educators, parents, and mental health professionals about the potential risks associated with excessive SNS usage and guide the development of appropriate interventions and strategies to promote healthy social media habits among adolescents. Ultimately, the research aims to contribute to the overall well-being and mental health of in-school adolescents in Benue State, Nigeria.

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