Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

The Booming Social Media and Increasing Perceptual Loneliness: The Scientific Co-Relational Study

Dr. Prashant G. Sonawanen ,

M.D. (Hom) (Psychiatry), Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Prof. Psychology Dept. Bhonsala Military College, Nashik, Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. Karuna S. Wankhade

M.D. (Hom) (Psychiatry), Associate Professor – Motiwala Homoeopathic Medical College, Nashik , Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.148/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.148


Day by day the world is coming closer and closer, and the communication is becoming super quick than ever, just at the finger tips of a person. And social media played an important role in it, where you can communicate with the group at a time whenever and wherever you wish so. This has done marvelous change in the communication of people and it proved great asset, but at the same time it is creating a sort of virtual and superficial bonds in the relations which are not able to give the feel of connectedness in a true sense. Many of the studies that are done shows that, the social mediums which are opening communication on the broad platform, but at the same time creating the loneliness feeling deep within and which is increasing day by day. 

So the present study attempts to understand the co-relation between these two issues scientifically. Present study is done with the help of standardized perceptual Loneliness scale by Dr. Praveen Kumar Zha, and a Non-standardized scale for measuring the extent of the use of social media constructed by researcher. Samples are the individuals from adolescent to adult age group, of various professions, who are using the social media in significant and variable ratio. Result of the study concluded that there is positive correlation in both these variables. Implications and suggestions for the study are highlighted.  Suggestions for further study are offered.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.148/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.148

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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