The Importance Of SNS And Mental Health

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Kazuki Nakanishi
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SNS and Mental Health Why does social networking sites (SNS) become the huge place where people can communicate each other? Among many SNS, Facebook, whose number of users surpasses the most populous country China, is the most popular and fashionable SNS all over the world, and it enables people to communicate others easily and instantly (King, 2016). In the previous era of advent technology, the most part of communication had done with face-to-face ; however, as time goes on, communication style has moved from face-to-face to SNS. Nonetheless, more and more people utilize the SNS to communicate other people, some researcher described that SNS is associated with mental health. In the Behavior & Social Networking
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Igor V. Pantic indicated that SNS can have a positive effect on self-esteem due to two theory in his article. At first, he pointed out that self-esteem is strongly connected to mental illnesses such as eating disorders, depression, and then the SNS has positive effects on self-esteem. Self-esteem means the confidence or belief in your own value and ability, and according to Prentice 's research, there are two reasons why SNS can have a good influence on self-esteem. He maintained that self-awareness theory can be one of the factors to improve self-esteem. Self-awareness theory means that when people focus on their behavior or appearances, they can evaluate themselves and it enhances self-esteem because the self becomes the object much more instead of the subject. Most Facebook users perceive their profile page or photos every day, which enhances their awareness of the self and improves their self-esteem. The second reason which he explained was the hyperpersonal model. This model emphasizes the advantage of SNS communication over traditional face-to-face communication from the viewpoint of users being able to take advantage of self-presentation to other Facebook users much more easily and efficiently. Facebook users can share their experience and story to everyone anytime throughout profile and post, which facilitates their communication and leads to increase…show more content…
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