Comparative Study

| Published: March 18, 2019

Instagram addiction and Anxiety among Students Pursuing Pharmacy Course

Lancy D’Souza

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

Deeksha S

II B.A. JEPSy Student, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore, India.

DIP: 18.01.092/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.092


This study attempted to find out the relationship between anxiety and Instagram addiction of students pursuing pharmacy course. The sample consisted of 136 (63 males + 73 females) students comprising of students aged between 18-28 years.  The students completed Test for Instagram addiction (TIA) developed by D’Souza, Samyukta and Bivera (2018) and anxiety was measured through DASS (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995). Test for Instagram addiction measured addiction in 6 factors–Lack of control, Disengagement, Escapism, Health and interpersonal troubles, Excessive use and Obsession. Through DASS, the authors measured anxiety scores. Pearson’s product moment correlations were employed to find out the relationship between factors of Instagram addiction and anxiety. Step wise multiple regressions was employed to find out the predictors of anxiety from components of the test of Instagram addiction. Results revealed that as the addiction to Instagram increased anxiety of the students also increased linearly and significantly. Obsession and Excessive use component of Instagram addiction were the major predictors of anxiety.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.092/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.092

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019