Selfie: A New Obsession

10 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2017  

Sanchita Singh

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU)

Kaushlendra Mani Tripathi

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU)

Date Written: July 1, 2016

Abstract

Over a period of time, technological advancement has given us a new Addiction Disorder. Selfie is a photo of yourself that you take, typically with a Smartphone/webcam. Smartphone has intruded in our life so much that without which we cannot survive. The appeal of Selfie comes from how easy they are to create and share and the control it give to the photographer. The term Selfie was officially named by an oxford English Dictionary in 2003. American Psychiatric Association suggests that taking so many Selfies could indicate Mental Disorder. In this research, we are trying to find out the kind of people more inclined towards taking Selfie. We conducted a survey on the population age ranging from 12-40 years. This study included variables namely Obsession, Narcissism, Self image, Perfection, Need for Affiliation, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity, and Social Support. The variables mentioned above are helpful in explaining the Selfie tendency among the youth in Indian context.

The study suggests that the Selfie tendency is quite prevalent in Indian youth and some variables like narcissism, hyperactivity are positively related with Selfie tendency, whereas self image has negative correlation with Selfie.

Keywords: Selfie tendency, narcissism, hyperactivity, self image

Suggested Citation

Singh, Sanchita and Tripathi, Kaushlendra Mani, Selfie: A New Obsession (July 1, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2920945 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2920945

Sanchita Singh

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) ( email )

Aravalli Campus, Sector – 43,
Surajkund Road
Faridabad, Haryana 121004
India

Kaushlendra Mani Tripathi (Contact Author)

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) ( email )

Aravalli Campus, Sector – 43,
Surajkund Road
Faridabad, Haryana 121004
India

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