If you take at least three of your photos a day and publish them on social media, you may have an acute case of autositis, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
A study was conducted to try to verify a false story that was published in 2014 that stated that a condition existed as "autoitis". People who have self-esteem are those who take selfies or photographs similar to those in the self-portrait in excess, the study said. That initial study of 2014 launched new studies on the possible condition and led to its eventual validation.
This type of examination has also happened with other new technologies in the past, such as in 1995, when the idea of Internet addiction was first presented in an article by Mark D. Griffiths. Griffiths was one of the first to suggest such technological addictions, such as Internet addiction, and also worked on the new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
This new study was conducted based on data collected from more than 600 university students in India were used to complete an exploratory factor analysis that revealed the findings of the study.
The researchers analyzed six factors that helped them determine that self-esteem is actually possible to evaluate through a behavioral scale, but that more studies were needed to be completely sure that self-esteem itself is a real condition These six factors that the researchers identified and studied in the participants were environmental improvement, social competence, seeking attention, mood modification, self-confidence and social conformity, according to the study.
The study's researchers published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction used what they call an Autism Behavior Scale, or SBS, to examine six factors that determine whether someone has auto-tinea and how severely the they have After conducting the investigation, the findings showed that the SBS was an effective addition to the other investigation to determine if there is a case of autoaesthesia, although the factors differ greatly in the level of intensity.
The researchers involved in the study also acknowledged that "Selfitis is a new construct in which future researchers can investigate further in relation to addiction to autoitis and / or compulsion." They also recommended more research on the acquisition, development and maintenance of self-esteem.