Facebook use and chronotype: Results of a cross-sectional study

Chronobiol Int. 2015;32(9):1315-9. doi: 10.3109/07420528.2015.1083998. Epub 2015 Oct 27.


Facebook has become the most popular social networking site round the world. In seeking an explanation for this phenomenon, individual differences in circadian functioning seem to be an interesting issue. The main aim of this study was to examine the potential associations between morningness/eveningness and Facebook use (intrusion and intensity). The participants were 663 Facebook users. The Facebook Intrusion Questionnaire, Facebook Intensity Scale and the Composite Scale of Morningness were used. Our results indicate that chronotype is negatively related with Facebook usage. Eveningness people use Facebook intensively and their Facebook use is more intrusive. Moreover, eveningness in combination with young age predicted Facebook intensity.

Keywords: CSM; facebook intensity; facebook intrusion; morningness–eveningness.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Activity Cycles*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Circadian Clocks*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sleep
  • Social Media / statistics & numerical data*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time Factors
  • Wakefulness
  • Young Adult