A Study to Analyze Relationship between Psychological Behavioral Factors on WhatsApp Addiction Among Youth in Jalandhar District in Punjab

The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp: 1-5, (2015)

5 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2016

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Ramandeep Chahal

Punjab Technical University

Jaspreet Kaur

Guru Gobind College of Education

Navjit Singh

Punjab Technical University

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Technology is not a new concept. Humans have been innovating ways to make life easier from the beginning. Recently, these changes have been coming faster and faster. The effects of these new inventions cannot be measured or seen before a newer technology is born. For the sake of this paper the relationship between behavioral factors on the use of “WhatsApp” (a Smartphone technology) on the youth is considered. Technology itself is not a bad thing; actually, it has helped better millions of lives by education, job performance, and entertainment. However, it is becoming more of an impact and prevalent in the lives of its users. This leads to higher rates of technology addiction and can lead to numerous social, physical, and psychological problems. In this paper a descriptive research is conducted to analyze the behavioral consequences of the use of WhatsApp among youth (18-35 age group) in Jalandhar. A sample of 150 respondents (75 male and 75 female) was considered for collecting the data with the help of a structured questionnaire.

Keywords: Whats-App usage, Cell phone addiction, Psychological behavioral Impact, Chi square, Punjab

Suggested Citation

Chahal, Ramandeep and Kaur, Jaspreet and Singh, Navjit, A Study to Analyze Relationship between Psychological Behavioral Factors on WhatsApp Addiction Among Youth in Jalandhar District in Punjab (2015). The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp: 1-5, (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810438

Ramandeep Chahal (Contact Author)

Punjab Technical University

Jalandhar, Punjab
India

Jaspreet Kaur

Guru Gobind College of Education ( email )

Talwandi Sabo, 151005
India

Navjit Singh

Punjab Technical University

Jalandhar, Punjab
India

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