Selfie: A New Obsession
10 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Date Written: July 1, 2016
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
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