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| Published: September 23, 2018

Facebook Addiction as related to Adolescence’s Psychological Wellbeing

Gulfisha

Research Scholar, Department Of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.071/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.71

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Online social-networking sites have achieved immense popularity among youth. Therefore the proposed research requires focus of psychologists and it has been observed that few researches in exiting literature are available on its relationship with psychological wellbeing. Social networking sites as face book, twitter, Whatsapp have got a noticeable fame over the world. Nowadays these sites play significant role in users’ life.  Face book has become most essential social site that connects people who are far away but the recent research studies showed that face book not only generates various positive  psychological issues but more over it devastate the well-being of people too. Psychological well-being is usually referred as the combination of positive affective states such as happiness and functioning with optimal effectiveness in individual and social life (Deci & Ryan 2000). The aim of the present study is to measure the relationship of face book addiction with psychological well-being among adolescence girls. For the present study the representative sample was taken randomly from Aligarh Muslim University. Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (2011) of Andraessen and psychological well-being scale of Ryff’s (1995) were applied on the students. Pearson product moment correlation of coefficient was used to analysis the data. The obtained result revealed positive relationship between face book addiction and psychological wellbeing. It means involvement in Facebook helps to improve psychological wellbeing.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.071/20180603

10.25215/0603.71

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018