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| Published: December 31, 2020

The effect of Instagram addiction on quality of life among undergraduate students in Mysuru

Schwann S Akanksh

II SS (Cr.S.PY) St. Philomena’s College, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Lancy D’Souza

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s college, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Manish S

IV SS, M.Sc. Clinical psychology, DOS in Psychology, Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.145/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.145


Instagram is a booming social media platform where members can share photographs and videos over the internet. There have been individuals who have been using social media platform pathologically and this has affected over their mental health such as depression, anxiety and stress which has led to poor levels of quality of life. Since there has not been many studies done on Instagram addiction, this study focuses on undergraduates and the influence of Instagram addiction on their quality of life. This study included 162 subjects from the various disciplines of Arts, Science and Commerce. The age of the students varied from 17 to 26. The Test for Instagram Addiction (TIA) and WHOQOL-BREF was used in this study. Chi-sqaure tests and Pearson’s product moment correlations were applied for data analysis. Results revealed that an alarming 27.8% of the students were addict prone and definitely addicted to Instagram It was also found that students who were studying in commerce/management course were more addicted to Instagram than students pursuing Arts and Science courses. From the results we find that the rate of students getting addicted to Instagram are only increasing and it is having limited influence over Quality of life of the students.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020