Document Type : Original Article


1 Emeritus Professor of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran

2 Ph.D. Candidate of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad(FUM), International Campus, Faculty Member of Kherad Garayan Motahar Higher Education Institute, Mashhad, Iran

3 Phd Candidate of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), International Campus, Mashhad, Iran


The wide-spread use of online social networking sites has sparked many psychological issues and research around the globe. A unique phenomenon has come into existence in which people rely on Facebook to satisfy their attachment need. It is one of the very innately psychological needs that presents throughout a life span. The present study investigated the interaction between attachment style and social networking site use. The result showed that attachment style contributed significantly to the level of social media use. It also pointed out that the attachment style distinguished significantly between active and non-active users. Future research and implications of the study were discussed.


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