International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Assessment of whatsapp addiction and it’s correlates among students of a Private University of Delhi-NCR


Meghna Badola, Ruby Chauhan, Bandana Dobhal, Neha Taneja, Rajiv Janardhanan

Objective: The objective is to study the prevalence of WA addiction and its correlates among the students of a private university of Delhi-NCR. Method: A cross sectional study was carried among 170 students. Data was collected on their personal and socio demographic Variables using a self-administered questionnaire. WA Addiction Scale (adaptation of Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale) was used to measure WA dependency among students. Descriptive statistic and Chi-square were applied, where p <0.05 considered statistically significant. Result: Out of 170 students’ majority were females (63.5%). 58.8% of the students are addicted to WA. 72.9% students used WA because it is an easy way to communicate. 30.6% reported that using WA during studies reduces their concentration.81.2% of the students use WA while socializing with others. Checking WA immediately after waking up (p=.002) and checking WA in middle of the sleep (p=.005) was significantly associated with WA addiction. Conclusion: Encouraging personal interactions with friends and family can help reduce the progression of the dependency on WA.
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