Do Snapchat Streaks Cause Anxiety
Jasmine Farah, Carmen Shea
Island Pacific School
Floor Location : J 200 H

Do you ever get anxiety? Do you have Snapchat? Do you get anxiety from Snapchat, specifically Snapchat streaks? What is Snapchat? What are streaks? If you are wondering these questions this project will be of interest to you! We hypothesized if you have Snapchat streaks (Streaks count how many consecutive days two people have been sending Snaps to each other). Every day they send a Snap their streak gets longer. you will have higher levels of anxiety. In order to test our hypothesis, we gathered youth test subjects from Island Pacific School (ranging from ages 11-15) and we gave them a survey Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A of short). It is proven to test anxiety levels (not diagnose anxiety disorders). We split our subjects into three groups: No Snapchat, Snapchat no streaks, and Snapchat with streaks. We gave our test subjects a survey every day for four days. After we had our data we analyzed it and graphed it. We found out at the end that that people with Snapchat had higher anxiety levels slightly then people with Snapchat and streaks and people without Snapchat had the lowest anxiety levels. These results could have been due to a couple of people whose anxiety levels were naturally higher. Overall our results were not statistically significant but if we tested more test subjects we believe our hypothesis could be correct.