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Social Networking Habits of Early and Late Adolescents–A Comparative study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Smt V.H.D Central Institute of Home Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore, INDIA
  • 2Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, INDIA
  • 3Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, INDIA
  • 4Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agricultural, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, INDIA

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 1-5, December,27 (2014)


We are living in the Cyber or Networking Age and the advancement in the field of communication technology has created a world with no boundary or limitation. In India, social networking sites are getting more popular and it has become a vital part of our social life. This study seeks to find out the “social networking habits of adolescents”. Sixty early adolescents in the age group of 12 – 14 years and sixty late adolescents in the age group of 15 – 18 years, forming a total of 120 respondents were selected for the comparative study. The study revealed that the social networking habits of early and late adolescents did not differ significantly. However early adolescents were found to be more extensive user of social networking. The study also showed that although the respondents favoured social networking and spent considerable amount of time in social networking, they are concerned about the addictive influence of social networks and social networking habits taking away their time and deviating them from their responsibilities.


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