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| Published: June 25, 2018

Impact of Social Networking Addiction on Adolescents Health

Dr. Shinde Vijaykumar Balbhim

Head, Dept. of Psychology, Tuljaram Chaturchand College of Arts, Science and Commerce Baramati, Dist- Pune, Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mr. Dhame Ganesh Murlidhar

Asst. Prof. Dept. of Psychology, Tuljaram Chaturchand College of Arts, Science and Commerce Baramati, Dist- Pune, Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.216/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.216

ABSTRACT

The present study was aim to find out the impact of social networking addiction on health of the adolescent. The sample of 60 adolescents (30 boys and 30 girls) from Tuljaram Chaturchand College, Baramati (Maharashtra State) was selected for this study. The social networking addiction scale (2013) by Md Ghazi Shahnawaz, Nivedita Ganguly and Zou, M. L. and Adolescent Health Concern Test (2014) by Prof. Madhu Anand and Anju was used for data collection. Pearson product moment correlation and regression analysis used for statistical analysis. The obtained finding shows that adolescents’ scored higher on three components of social networking addiction i.e. impulsivity(r = -0.37, p<0.01), virtual freedom(r = -0.38, p<0.01) and negative outcomes(r = -0.36, p<0.01) has shown low health concern and Social networking addiction is a strong predictor of health concern at adolescents stage.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.216/20180602

10.25215/0602.216

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 5, April-June, 2018