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Table 4 Multivariable analysis: Linear regression taking the loneliness score as the dependent variable

From: Social media use disorder and loneliness: any association between the two? Results of a cross-sectional study among Lebanese adults

  Unstandardized Beta Standardized Beta p-value 95% Confidence interval
Lower bound Upper bound
Alexithymia 0.02 0.13 0.012 0.01 0.04
Insomnia 0.02 0.17 < 0.001 0.01 0.03
Social media use disorder score 0.03 0.11 0.028 0.003 0.06
Secondary education level compared to illiteracy* 0.65 0.16 0.001 0.27 1.02
Gender (females vs males*) 0.42 0.13 0.007 0.12 0.73
  1. Variables entered: Social media use disorder score, gender, anxiety (HAMA scale), alexithymia (TAS-20 scale), insomnia (LIS scale), monthly income and education level
  2. *Reference group