Comparative Study

| Published: May 30, 2017

Social Networking, Perceived Loneliness and Psychosocial Well-Being in Adolescents

Rubab Musarrat

PhD Scholar, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Afsheen Masood

Applied Psychology, Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sumaira Rashid

Institute of Applied Psychology, Kinnaird College, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shama Mazahir

Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.065/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.065


In this era of information technology when internet and smart devices are everywhere and demand of connectivity for socialization is at its peak, it’s quite interesting that adolescents are the significant user of these social media applications and devices. The purpose behind this extensive use of social media is may be to share their personal experience , thoughts and work with others or may be cope their feeling of being alone or for their psychological wellbeing. This paper examined this particular phenomenon of social networking, perceived loneliness and psychosocial well-being in adolescents. This is hypothesized that increased social networking use is likely to predict the perceived loneliness and psycho-social well-being in adolescents. The participants included 150 adolescents between 13 to 19 years of age, both boys and girls who were accessed from various schools and colleges of Lahore. The data collected through a self-administered questionnaire. The data was analyzed through SPSS version 21.00.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017