| Published: June 25, 2016
Role of Self-Concept and Emotional Maturity in Excessive Internet Usage
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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© 2016 I A Visala, V Rawat
Received: April 10, 2016; Revision Received: May 14, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016