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| Published: September 30, 2021

A Study on Social Networking in Relation to Hopelessness among Young Adults and Middle Adults

Anusha Gandhi. M

II PG Department of Psychology, Holy Cross College, Trichy, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Bridget

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Holy Cross College, Trichy, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.228.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.228

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Social network is the interaction with the social environment and maintain interpersonal relationship with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues in a working situation. The conflicts of social interaction may trigger hopelessness. Hopelessness a soulful emotion which affects the positive emotions of a person, the expectations of future perspectives and achieving a goal. On the other hand, the lower level of social network too causes lack of hope and effects cognitive function in an individual. The study aims to evaluate the relation between social network and hopelessness among young and middle adults in and around the districts of Trichy, Madurai and Sivagangai. 250 samples were collected through simple random sampling techniques by using Lubben Social Network Scale developed by Lubben et.al (2006) and Adult Hope Scale developed by Synder, Harris et.al (1991). The result indicates that social network correlates with hopelessness of young and middle adults. From the analysis it is concluded that social network of the person is increasingly effects the hope of an individual. When a social network decreases an individual are prone to lack hope termed as hopelessness. Hence the need of the study is to understand the importance of social network.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.228.20210903

10.25215/0903.228

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021