For this research you have to create your own survey and questionnaire. You have to do either an experimental or correlation design and provide the results. I need this done in 13 hours. The Rubric is attached.
Title: Effect of Social Media Usage on Mental Well-being: An Experimental Study
Social media platforms have become ubiquitous in today’s society, providing individuals with opportunities for communication, information sharing, and self-expression. However, concerns have been raised about the potential negative impact of excessive social media usage on mental well-being. This study aims to investigate the relationship between social media usage and mental well-being, using an experimental design to understand the causal effect.
A sample of 200 undergraduate students will be recruited from a university campus. Participants will be randomly assigned to two groups: the experimental group and the control group. The experimental group will be instructed to limit their social media usage to one hour per day, while the control group will have no restrictions on their usage.
1. Pre-test: At the beginning of the study, participants from both groups will be asked to complete a pre-test questionnaire that assesses their social media usage and mental well-being. This questionnaire will serve as a baseline measure for each participant’s current state.
2. Intervention: Over the course of two weeks, participants in the experimental group will be provided with weekly reminders and motivational messages encouraging them to limit their social media usage. They will also have regular check-ins with the researchers to monitor their adherence to the restriction.
3. Post-test: At the end of the two-week intervention, all participants will be asked to complete a post-test questionnaire that assesses their social media usage and mental well-being. This will allow for a comparison between the pre- and post-intervention scores.
Social Media Usage: Participants’ social media usage will be assessed using a self-report measure that asks them to report the average time spent on various social media platforms per day.
Mental Well-being: Participants’ mental well-being will be assessed using standardized scales, including the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) and the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21). The WEMWBS measures positive aspects of mental well-being, while the DASS-21 assesses negative emotional states related to depression, anxiety, and stress.
Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize the demographic characteristics of the sample. Independent t-tests or non-parametric equivalents (if assumptions for parametric tests are violated) will be conducted to examine group differences in social media usage and mental well-being at the pre-test stage. A repeated-measures ANOVA or Friedman test will be performed to analyze changes in social media usage and mental well-being from pre- to post-test, with group (experimental vs. control) as the between-subjects factor and time (pre-test vs. post-test) as the within-subjects factor.
It is hypothesized that participants in the experimental group, who are restricted to one hour of social media usage per day, will demonstrate significantly lower levels of social media usage compared to the control group. Additionally, it is expected that participants in the experimental group will show improvements in mental well-being, as indicated by higher scores on the WEMWBS and lower scores on the DASS-21, compared to the control group.
This experimental study aims to investigate the impact of social media usage on mental well-being. By implementing a two-week intervention in which participants are instructed to limit their social media usage, this study will provide valuable insights into the causal relationship between social media usage and mental well-being. The findings of this study will have implications for individuals, educators, and mental health professionals in understanding and addressing the potential negative effects of excessive social media usage on mental well-being.