A STUDY ON INTERNET DEPENDENCY, SOCIAL ISOLATION AND PERSONALITY USING MAHALANOBIS DISTANCE


Sourav Chandra Gorain, Anasuya Adhikari,Dr. Birbal Saha, Dr. Subir Sen
Associate Professor, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University
Abstract
With the advent of the globalised 21st century, hominids have metamorphosed to the credence and dependence on the internet. From education to shopping, there is a cumbersome dependence on this media. Yet, this rapid chrysalis of the Internet is unfortunate enough on the other side, since it bears a large impact on the human personality, coercing people to isolate from the social world. The present study accords with comparison among different psychological aspects of postgraduate level students with the help of Mahalanobis Distance. Different variables viz. Internet Dependency, Social Isolation and five different factors of Personality are considered for this study. Different groups like science and arts, male and female are formed for this study. Seven dependent variables like Internet Dependency, Social Isolation, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and Openness are taken as a branch for two dichotomous independent variables sex (male and female) and stream (arts and science) and Mahalanobis Distances are measured. It can be wrapped up on this note with a conclusion that there are no significant differences in dynamical nature between male and female students and arts and science students.
Keywords: Internet Dependency, Social Isolation, PG Level Students and Mahalanobis Distance.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)

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Published on : 2021-09-17

Vol : 6
Issue : 9
Month : September
Year : 2021
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