Facebook Depression or Facebook Contentment: The Relation Between Facebook Use and Well-Being

Published on Jan 1, 2019
· DOI :10.4018/978-1-5225-4047-2.ch007
Jessica J. Joseph1
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(MRU: Mount Royal University),
Malinda Desjarlais5
Estimated H-index: 5
(MRU: Mount Royal University),
Lucijana Herceg1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MRU: Mount Royal University)
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