Social media and its influence on psychological distress of married women: the aftermath of marital trauma.


  • Dr. Gbenga Michael Adeyeye University of Johannesburg


Social media’s influence on married women, distress of married women, Social media and its influence on psychological distress


: Several studies have connected strong social media use to higher rates of depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. Social networking may foster negative emotions such as feelings of inadequacy about one’s life or appearance. Social connections are important throughout life, but their advantages depend on the nature of the connections. Helpful and healthy relationships promote health and well-being, whereas tense or poor-quality connections can be more damaging over the long run than relationship breakups (Hawkins & Booth, 2005). This study aims at exploring how elderly people who do not have good marriages make up for it by relying on other bonds for support. This study looks at how social media use is related to reducing depression symptoms across different marital statuses. In this study, data was gathered using a structured questionnaire because it helps standardize data collection, classify data for statistical analysis, and collect data at a lower administrative cost (Adeyeye, 2023). The impact of social media on academic distress was evaluated using well-known methodologies. Descriptive and correlative methods were also used in this study. The correlational design assists in establishing the relationship between two variables, whereas the descriptive design accurately describes the events as they take place. The analysis of this study shows that social media usage relieves psychological stress. According to Biradar (2002), a social network user has a higher chance of avoiding the severe psychological distress of married women. It is recommended that more research be done among other age groups and populations to determine the impact of social media use on suicide thoughts and depressive symptoms.

Author Biography

Dr. Gbenga Michael Adeyeye
University of Johannesburg.




How to Cite

Dr. Gbenga Michael Adeyeye. University of Johannesburg. 10(1), 473-483.



Articles (Peer-reviewed)