Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-6
Sharad Saxena1 *, Vishnu Shankar2 , Deepak Mehta3 and Shilpi Saxena4
1Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala - 147004, Punjab, India; [email protected] 2School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110001, India; [email protected] 3Department of Computer Applications, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara - 144401, Punjab, India; [email protected] 4School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Thapar University, Patiala - 147004, Punjab, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala - 147004, Punjab, India; [email protected]
Objectives: High usage of internet, e-learning and social web sites are causing psychological and social problems. The research therefore intends to find the impact of it on the society. Methods: In order to find the ill effect of social web sites and e-contents on the society a survey among 521 people of different age group had been conducted through a questionnaire. The data comprises parameters relating to sleeping habit, chatting, internet usage, working hours and social relationship. The t-test and χ2 test are used to analyse the data. Findings: The research findings shows that internet addiction is growing very high and is identified as one of the upcoming causes of psychological disorders. This disorder is developing rapidly in youngesters. Out of 521 persons 61.61% are found to have eye problems, 59.11% have headache, 48.94% have backache, 52.78% have sleeping disorder, 40.49% have weight chage and 67.37% have improper eating habits. Furthermore, some of the people are found to have lost their social circle due to social web sites. Applications: The present research has a great importance in healthcare application and is usefull to know the depth of internet addiction among different generations which can spread awareness among them.
Keywords: Internet Addiction, Psychological Disorder, Social Web Sites, Social Problems
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