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| Published: December 22, 2020

Impact of social media on well-being of high school students

Harshida Bhatt

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Psychology, Gujarat University, A’bad, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.102/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.102

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Social media is the wonderful invention of 21st century. It has achieved increasingly popularity amongst school going teenage students as it provides information related to various topics on finger tips as well as sharing of ideas, pictures, medium for personal relationship etc. social media has created impact on general well-being of school going teenage students as slowly gradually school going teenage students were becoming accustomed to use social media. Social media has become necessity of today’s school going teenage students. So, the Present study is aimed at finding impact of social media on general well-being of high school students in relation to their gender and geographical area. Randomly 120 high school students of rural and urban area (60 were from urban area and 60 were from rural area) were selected from different schools of Ahmedabad city. Standardized General well-being scale of Dr.Ashok  K. Kalia and Anita Deswal was used. It was observed that urban area high school students well-being is influenced by social media compared to rural area high school students. Further findings indicate that the social media influence on general well-being of high school students.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.102/20200804

10.25215/0804.102

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020