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Hi, I'm going to undergo a piece of research regarding the relationship between social media use-age, depression and anxiety. This is a simple correlational study so I'd like to add at least one co-variate, and I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas for co-variates (age isn't applicable).

Ideas I've got so far:
-Gender
-Socio-economic status
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Hi, I'm going to undergo a piece of research regarding the relationship between social media use-age, depression and anxiety. This is a simple correlational study so I'd like to add at least one co-variate, and I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas for co-variates (age isn't applicable).

Ideas I've got so far:
-Gender
-Socio-economic status

Note: I don't study psychology, but I understand this question from a statistical perspective.

What is the output? The only thing I can imagine is social media usage time per period of time, because it is the only one that can be described continuously, as opposed to as a factor. However from what you've said, I'm thinking you want a one way ANOVA, so a categorical factor input is suitable, but then if you choose one how are you going to find any association between social media use-age, depression and anxiety with only one response variable and 1 categorical covariate?
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Hi, I'm going to undergo a piece of research regarding the relationship between social media use-age, depression and anxiety. This is a simple correlational study so I'd like to add at least one co-variate, and I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas for co-variates (age isn't applicable).

Ideas I've got so far:
-Gender
-Socio-economic status
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Note: I don't study psychology, but I understand this question from a statistical perspective.

What is the output? The only thing I can imagine is social media usage time per period of time, because it is the only one that can be described continuously, as opposed to as a factor. However from what you've said, I'm thinking you want a one way ANOVA, so a categorical factor input is suitable, but then if you choose one how are you going to find any association between social media use-age, depression and anxiety with only one response variable and 1 categorical covariate?
I'm not fully decided on the statistical analysis yet but after doing a bit more research since my post, I'm now leaning towards either a moderation or a mediation analysis

IV: social media use-age (BSMAS scale)
DV: anxiety (GAD-7) and depressive (PHQ-9) symptoms
Possible mediators or moderators: Fear of missing out (FOMO), personality (introversion/extroversion), socio-economic status etc
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What about a personality variable such as narcissism or self-esteem?
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