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| Published: June 25, 2016

Role of Self-Concept and Emotional Maturity in Excessive Internet Usage

Arati Visala J.

M.A. Counselling Psychology, Amity Institute Of Psychology And Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Vaishali Rawat

Assistant Professor, Amity Institute Of Psychology And Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.080/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.080

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The present study focuses on determining the difference among the levels of emotional maturity and self- concept of low, moderate and high users of internet. Two dimensions of emotional maturity have been studied in the research viz-a-viz Emotional Instability and Personality Disintegration. For the purpose of the study, a sample of 100 participants were selected which consisted primarily of students between the age group of 17-24, considering the fact that an individual’s personality has been shaped and the self-concept of individuals in this age group may/may-not be affected due to external variables. After the data collection, the results showed that low internet users will have lower emotional instability, lower chances of personality disintegration and lower self-concept. Moderate users were seen to be having a positive correlation between Emotional instability and Personality Disintegration and negative correlation with respect to self- concept and High users of Internet were seen to be having Higher Emotional Instability, Lower personality Disintegration and Low self-concept. Mean, Standard deviation and Pearson Product movement correlation was used to analyze data and bar graphs and line graphs were used to interpret data.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.080/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.080

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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