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Table 2 An overview of the frequency of each theme/subtheme across the interviews

From: How do Norwegian adolescents experience the role of social media in relation to mental health and well-being: a qualitative study

Theme/subtheme Number of interviews the theme/subtheme occurred in
1. Interpersonal consequences of social media 5
 1.1 Expanding the social world 5
 1.2 Different rules apply 5
 1.3 People behave worse on social media 5
2. Personal consequences of social media use 5
 2.1 There are pros and cons of being connected 5
 2.2 Social hierarchies are on display 4
 2.3 Upward social comparison 4
 2.4 The visibility and permanency of content 4
 2.5 Use on the expense of other things 5
3. Motivations affecting use 5
 3.1 An unmissable social arena 5
 3.2 Self-presentation and impression management 5
 3.3 From fun to addiction 5
 3.4 A way to dodge what is difficult 5
 3.5 Awareness and regulation of own use 5