SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE ADOLESCENTS' SLEEP: THE 'U' TURN IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC


Dr. Jayakumar. K, Dr. Lekha Pillai
Associate Professor, N.S.S. College, Pandalam
Abstract
Adolescence is a crucial period where an individual undergoes significant physical, social, cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes. The covid pandemic which turned the entire world upside down has brought a significant change in the rhythm of life. When the whole world came to a standstill on the declaration of lockdown, the social media got a transition as a coping agent for relieving stress among the teens. The users and usage time of social media increased drastically. An online survey is used for the purpose of collecting data from among the school and college students to understand the changing trends in the social media usage and their impacts on the sleep and sleeping patterns of the teens. The study also analyses the increase in the number of users during the lock down. A sample of 1631 subjects is taken for the conduct of the study. The study reveals that, even though the users and usage time of social media increased considerably, social media usage has no significant impact on sleep.
Keywords: Social Media, Adolescent, Sleep, Pandemic, Lock Down
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

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Published on : 2021-11-11

Vol : 7
Issue : 11
Month : November
Year : 2021
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