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Online social connectedness and anxiety among older adults
Prior work suggests that for older adults, using the Internet may reduce loneliness and thereby improve mental health. However, most studies concentrate on the relationship between Internet use and depression. Anxiety as an outcome of interest remains less understood, particularly for older adults. Using data from an online survey of older adults age 60+, we examine the relationship between varying ways of socializing online and general anxiety. Differing from past work, we employ use measuresdoi:10.5167/uzh-186376 fatcat:k6ujsxf4jre4zhsudrtckoupdy