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| Published: March 31, 2020

Impact of social media usages on student’s mental health

Dr. Santosh Bhikaji Gaikwad

Head, Department of Psychology, Radhabai Kale Mahila Mahavidyalaya Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.050/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.050

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The positive element of mental health is stressed in World Health Organizations definition of health as contained in its constitution: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This study aimed to investigate the effects of social media usages on the mental health of students, investigate difference between boys and girls students mental health as well as investigate the difference between urban and rural areas students. The study was done above 13 and below 15 years age groups; who were studying in various government schools in Ahmednagar district (N=160) through random sampling technique. Mental health Battery by A. K. Singh and Alpana Sen Gupta (2000) (MHB–SS, Hindi version) was used to collect data. Various statistical methods including Mean, S.D. and ‘t’- test were used to analyse the data. Statistics were done using SPSS. The focus of the study was to determine the effects of social media usages on student’s mental health, those students social media usages maximum one hour in every day. In the conclusions of this researcher, no significant negative effect and difference are seen in the mental health of boy and girl students. As well as no significant negative effect and difference is seen in the mental health of urban and rural areas students.

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Dr. Santosh Bhikaji Gaikwad @ sbmgaikwad@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.050/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.050

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019

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