A study of selfie-taking in professional college students

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Author Details : Anitha M R , Tarakeshwari R , Manjushree R , Vijayanath V*

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 170-174


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Introduction: Advances in technology are leading to a new way of addictive behaviour in humankind. One among them is clicking selfies. This is leading to a lot of worries in the researcher that, considering this with association with psychological changes which are being labeled as a particular disease or disorder. Even though many have concluded that excessive use is a psychological disorder. Here it's an attempt to see the selfie clicking behaviour in students.
Materials and Methods: All the students of the professional colleagues who are above 18 years of age and having smartphones were briefed about the study. And only those individuals willing to be a part of the study and gave consent were included in this study. Questionnaires were designed and validated before giving the forms to the students. Anonymities of these participants are well maintained and kept confidential.
Discussion: Study participants have answered all the questionnaires and the majority of them were answering that they are clicking selfies definitely in less than a month from the last selfie. Reasons quoted for these are getting ready and send the location to other family or friends. And it also included the group who even taken these selfies to check the quality of the camera in their smartphone.
Conclusion: Clicking selfies is a routine event for the study participants in our study.However there was no psychological precipitating factor in these individuals; taking selfies within a month fromthe previous selfie, and informing the other folks about their status was attributed to information sharing about the status. However, the participants mentioned that the quality of the smart phone camera was one of the reasons why they were clicking these selfies.

Keywords: Smartphone, Picture, Students.

How to cite : Anitha M R, Tarakeshwari R, Manjushree R, Vijayanath V, A study of selfie-taking in professional college students. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(3):170-174

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Indian J Clin Anat Physiol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 01-05-2021

Accepted : 10-08-2021

Available online : 01-10-2021

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