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| Published: December 30, 2019

Social media addiction among high school students

Dr. Bhuvaneswari U. L.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore-18, Tamil Nadu, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.107/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.107

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In this hi-tech, screen-filled modern world, students are not using social media sites only at home on a computer; they are also using these sites via their cell phones. Hence, the study aims to measure the prevalence of Social Media Addiction in 231 High School Students (102 males and 129 females) in Tirupur and Namakkal Districts, Tamil Nadu, India. It is found that Social Media Addiction is moderate in Majority (52%) of the overall sample. Low Social Media Addiction is seen in 40% of the sample. Gender, type of school and type of family have not significantly influenced social media addiction. Majority of the sample use social media for 1 or 2 hours per day and 24% of the sample spend more than 2 hours daily. Majority of the students (52%) use their mobiles for sending messages to their friends and relatives. 33% of the sample use it for accessing social media. 35% of the sample use Facebook as the common social media platform. It is clear that the samples have reported to use social media sites frequently and for more hours in a day.

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Dr. Bhuvaneswari U. L. @ vedikaulb@yahoo.co.in

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.107/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.107

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

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