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Social Communication Apprehension, Self-Esteem and Facebook Addiction Among University Students in Uganda

Ayodeji Awobamise 1, Yosra Jarrar 2 * , Gabriel E. Nweke 3

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 14, Issue 2, Article No: ep354

Submitted: 10 December 2021, Published Online: 13 January 2022

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This study aimed at furthering the research on the relationship between social communication apprehension, self-esteem and Facebook addiction. To measure the three variables, a questionnaire comprised of The Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24), The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RES), and The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS) was administered to 654 university students in Uganda. Pearson’s correlation analysis and multiple linear regression coefficient analysis were carried out. A positive significant relationship between communication apprehension and Facebook addiction and a negative significant relationship between self-esteem and Facebook addiction were reported. Findings further revealed that self-esteem and communication apprehension significantly predicted Facebook addiction.



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