The Impact of Education in Psychological Behaviour about Social Media Platforms and its Impact on Human Mental Health

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K. D. V. Prasad, Ved Srinivas, Ridhi Rani, Sweta Priya, J. Saranya

Abstract

Purpose- Using social media is rapidly evolving into an integral part of everyday life. Addiction to social media use can develop disproportionate and irrational use. The primary objective of this research was to determine if psychological factors, namely, loneliness, anxiety, peer influence, addition of mobile phones, stress, depression, self-esteem and environment are positively associated with the psychological well-being of university students.


Methodology- The present research is primary and descriptive in nature. The sample size of the study is 286. The responses obtained from college and university students studying in Pune, Maharashtra. The responses from students obtained through structured questionnaire. The various statistical tools through use of SPSS Software applied, namely, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis. The conceptual model also framed for the study.


Findings- The majority of male participative in the study. The most influential factor found in the study was addition of mobile phones. Second most influential variable was depression and also peer influence found least in the study.


Social implications- Future research can be performed by reducing excessive use of mobile phones and thereby try to reduce anxiety, stress and depression among college and university students.


Originality-To further ensure a representative sample and investigate whether or not advancing age has an impact on social media use, future research can broaden its reach of sampling.

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K. D. V. Prasad, Ved Srinivas, Ridhi Rani, Sweta Priya, J. Saranya. (2023). The Impact of Education in Psychological Behaviour about Social Media Platforms and its Impact on Human Mental Health. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(1s), 30–42. Retrieved from https://www.jrtdd.com/index.php/journal/article/view/213
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