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Previous research demonstrates that ruminating on social media content is associated with greater mental distress. However, it is unclear what factors are associated with rumination. Using Self-Determination Theory, this study examined how orientation toward intrinsic and extrinsic life-goals differentially predicted social media rumination in a sample of racially and socioeconomically diverse high school students at two time points.
Hynes, Keeley, "Social Media Rumination: The Impact Of Materialistic Value Orientation" (2020). Psychology. 11.