Comparative Study

| Published: November 20, 2018

Shyness Correlates of Instagram Addiction among College Students

Lancy D’Souza

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysuru-570 005, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ranganatha, P.R

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Govt. First grade College for Women, Vijayanagar, Mysuru, Mysore-570 032, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.043/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.043


The present study assesses the relationship between the shyness and Instagram addiction among college students studying in Mysuru city. A total of 400 students were randomly selected from few colleges of Mysuru city. Shyness Assessment Test (D’Souza, 2006) and Test for Instagram addiction (TIA) (D’Souza, Samyukta & Bivera, 2018) were administered to a sample of 400 college students. Shyness of students was measured in 3 domains and Instagram addiction in 6 factors. Data were subjected to product moment correlation and stepwise multiple regression to find out the relationship between shyness and Instagram addiction, including the domains of shyness which predict Instagram addiction. Results revealed that Most of the factors of Instagram addiction including total Instagram addiction scores correlated positively and significantly with all the domains of shyness and total shyness scores. Two domains of shyness- physiological and action oriented domains best predicted the Instagram addiction to an extent of 9.4%.

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.043/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.043

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018

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