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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 57) Last page : ( 61)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00013.6

An Exploratory Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Selfitis among Adolescents in selected Colleges of Bhubaneswar, Odisha with a view to develop information pamphlet

Mrs. Sonalika Soumya*

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS), KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

*Corresponding Author E-mail ssonalika@outlook.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.


Background of the study

Selfie is a new vocabulary used to describe the craze of young people's obsessive behaviour of capturing own photo. Selfie is an image of oneself taken by one self using a digital camera especially for posting on social network. The increase in media and technology there allows society to engage in social media has brought about an increase in the adolescents of narcissism and selfies expressed by milliners. Now a days selfie taking becomes an one type of addiction mainly in adolescents, by through smart phone or cameras. But it really affect on the health of the adolescents, physically and psychologically.


  1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding selfitis among adolescents.

  2. To find out the association between the level of knowledge score with their selected demographic variables.

  3. To develop an information pamphlet on selfitis.


A non-experimental exploratory research design was adopted to carry out the present study. Convenient sampling technique was to select 160 adolescents. Data was collected by using self structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge regarding selfitis among adolescents with a view to develop information pamphlet. The analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics.


Findings of the study revealed that majority of respondents 88 (55%) had inadequate knowledge, 57 (35.62%) are had moderate knowledge regarding selfitis. Area wise knowledge assessment highest mean score (5.17± 2.58) which is 2.23% of maximum score was obtained for the area ‘definition of selfie syndrome”. The lowest mean score (0.79 ± 0.76) which is 0.49% was obtained by them for the area of ‘complication of selfitis”. There was significant association between knowledge scores and the selected demographic variables such as income of the family, residence, types of mobile use at 0.05 level of significance.



Knowledge, selfitis, adolescents, information pamphlet.


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