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Influence of Social Networking Usage on Mental Health of Tribal Adolescents

Author(s) Sasmita Behera, Ramendra Kumar Parhi
Country India
Abstract Abstract
From past two decades , Social Networking Sites beheld a sporadic enhancement in quantity, quality and utility. As the body of an individual is nourished by the intake of necessary mineral elements obtained through nutrition, likewise human mind is nurtured by the availability of nutrition for thoughts. Social networking sites have become an important part of modern life. They are generally defined as web-based platforms that allow individuals to create their own personal profile and build a network of connections with other users. From the dawn of internet and social networking sites, human resources of contemporary world have become more social virtually but less practically. The virtual life is isolating present generation from their other fellow beings there by affecting their health both physically as well as mentally and overall balance. Increased usage of social networking sites particularly among adolescents in the present scenario is a matter of concern for the parents, society and researchers as there are always two sides (positive and negative) of every innovation. The aim of the present research study was to explore the influence of social networking sites on mental health of the adolescents of three government secondary school of Koraput district, Odisha. For the present study, an ex-post facto research method was employed. The stratified random sampling technology was employed to select the sample where total of 150 adolescent boys and girls from class -X ( 50 from each school) were purposively selected. The data was collected by administering a standardized tool based on mental health scale upon the students and the collected data was analysed by using several statistical techniques like- Mean, SD and t-test. This, the findings showed that there was significant difference between the mental health conditions of social networking users and non-users. The findings also showed that there was also significant difference between social networking users' mental health in terms of gender and locality.
Keywords Social networking sites, mental health, tribal, adolescents
Field Arts
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-21
Cite This Influence of Social Networking Usage on Mental Health of Tribal Adolescents - Sasmita Behera, Ramendra Kumar Parhi - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.17439
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