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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 498) Last page : ( 504)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00102.7

A Study to assess the Influence of Social Media on health behaviour among College Students at Selected Engineering College, Coimbatore

Mrs. Priya S.1,*, Ms. Akhila K. V.2, Ms. Aneesha2, Ms. Kuriakose Anitta2, Ms. Praveen Anju2, Ms. Raju Anna2

1Lecturer, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Science, Coimbatore-44, Tamil Nadu, India

2B. Sc. Nursing, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Science, Coimbatore-44, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author Email: priyagyesh86@gmail.com

Online published on 25 December, 2018.

Abstract

The influence of social media on health behavior among College students of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Vattamalaipalayam was assessed. The objective of this study was intended to find the relationship between social media addiction and health behavior. Non experimental descriptive research design was used. Young internet addiction scale and General health questionnaire were adopted for this study. 250 samples were recruited through purposive sampling technique. This study includes college students aged 18–23 years, with marginally high male representation (52%) and identified 43.2%, 20% and4% as students with average, frequent and addicted to internet respectively. This result highlights the vulnerability of college students to internet addiction. Researcher concluded that there is an association between selected demographic variables and social media addiction and there is a correlation between health behavioral changes and social media addiction.

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Keywords

Social Media, Health Behavior, Internet Addiction.

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