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An analysis of anxiety-related postings on sina weibo

Tian, Xianyun; He, Fang; Batterham, Philip; Wang, Zheng; Yu, Guang


This study examines anxiety-related postings on Sina Weibo to gain insight into social networking about mental health. The themes of a random sample of anxiety-related postings (n = 1000) were assessed. The disclosure of anxiety was the most common theme. The prevalence of anxiety was higher in certain areas where the economy is stronger than others, and the people living there suffered from more stress. Users who talked about feeling anxious tended to be more active on social media during...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14070775
Access Rights: Open Access


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