Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 29, Number 3
TITLE: Social Network Addiction (SNA) Related Depression among Students at Kyaukse University, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
AUTHOR: Kyaw Sann Win, Thae Maung Maung, Tun Tun Win, Kyaw Soe & Than Tun Sein
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2017
ABSTRACT: This is a cross-sectional study conducted to the university students at Kyaukse University from June to November, 2015. In total, 400 students who were aged between 16-23 years were randomly selected and inter-viewed with pretested structured questionnaires. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of social network addiction and the prevalence of depression. Furthermore, this study also found out social network addiction related to depression among students. Among the students, 110 students (27.5%) addicted to social network and 70 students (17.5%) suffered from depression. According to this study, there was a significant association between social network addiction and depression. Among the students, moreover, 42.7% of social network addicted users suffered from depression (χ²=66.881, p<0.001). The students addicted to SN, SN using hours more than 4 hours per day, using Facebook and who had the history of smoking suffer from depression.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Social network, Addiction, Depression, University students, Myanmar