School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
attachment, self-regulation, childhood social media use
Corbin, Pamela Jean, "Influence of Childhood Social Media Use on Parental Attachment and Individual Self-Regulation as an Adult" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4328.
The utilization of social media continues to rise as technology becomes more refined. Social media has become a topic for extensive research due to this continuing upward trend of use among its diverse set of users. Evidence indicates that there are positive and negative outcomes that originate from the use of social media, including the inability to self-regulate. Several research articles also indicate that the lack of parental attachment, results in the inability to self-regulate. Research shows that social media has a negative effect on self-regulation, but there is limited data on how this association affects all ages, including adults. This paper will serve as a review of research on parental attachment, social media, and self-regulation and provides a discussion of future possible research that involves emerging adults.