A study to assess the impact of facebook addiction among college students in selected college in chennai

Hemavathy V and Bency Abraham

Facebook also continues to prompt debate about users’ behaviours. The effects of online activities on themselves and their interactions with others have been discussed extensively. In particular, students are a main class of Facebook users who spend long hours on the social network, which has worried parents and educational authorities about their academic performance. The study was carried out in selected college of Chennai. Total of 30 sample were included in the data collection. To determine the Facebook addiction among college students and to find out association between Facebook addiction and selected demographic variables among college students. A questionnaire was prepared comprising set of 10 questions covering the objective. The finding concluded that the impact of Facebook shows as Severe impact (7 %), Moderate impact (43%), Mild impact (50%) is existing among college students and shows significant association between the level of impact on Facebook addiction with the selected demographic variable like the access of social networking accounts were (17%) students with laptop and(83%) student with smart phones.

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