The Relationship Between Facebook Addiction and Depression Among Madda Walabu University Summer Students- Cross Sectional Survey

Mulugeta Deribe Damota


There are many studies, which have shown that Facebook addiction is a condition associated with depression. The main objective of this study is to assess the relationship between Facebook addiction and depression among Madda Walabu university summer students. 272 Purposefully selected Madda Walabu University students were the participants of the study. Cross-sectional survey design is used to assess the relationship between Facebook addiction and Depression. Facebook addiction scale and Burns depression checklist are used to collect pertinent data. The study revealed a positive significant relationship between Facebook addiction and depression. The research recommends Madda Walabu University should develop education programs and special plans to deal with Facebook addiction to saving its students from Depression.

Keywords: Addiction, Depression, Facebook

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/78-01

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