Social Media Use and Well-Being

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Research question: How does social media use influence one’s overall well-being?
Rationale: state why your topic of study and research findings will be important to science. Goal is to persuade reader to continue reading.
Our variables:
• Independent Variables:
o Gender, year in school, ethnicity
o Social media use (High vs Low)
• Dependent Variables:
o Flourashing; positive and negative affect
o Fear of missing out (FoMO)
o Lifestyle- exercising and sleeping
o GPA
Hypothesis- final paragraph of introduction
– Please number them and be specific
– 3 hypothesis are needed (students will choose and test 3 specific hypotheses for the project)
– Best to choose hypotheses that have not been tested in previous studies
– Each hypothesis will specifiy the expected or predicted relationship between an IV and DV
– Students may formulate any 3 hypotheses from among our variables
Do not use the pronoun “I” , always use past tense, you’re writing about a study you’ve already completed (although we haven’t???)

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