Facebook Study Finds Facebook is a Habit-Forming Activity

Posted on April 2, 2012

Leif Denti, doctoral student of psychology at the University of Gothenburg, has conducted Sweden's larget Facebook study ever. The researchers found Facebook is a habit-forming activity that can develop into an addiction. The study also found that women are more active than men on Facebook. Facebook is also used more by people with a low income and low education.

One quarter of people using Facebook use it to brag. One third of men use it to provoke others.

Here are some more highlights from the Facebook study:

The study was based on data collected from more than 1000 Swedish 18-73 year olds from June to September 2011 via a web-based questionnaire.

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