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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121

Comments on: "Facebook addiction among health university students in Bengaluru"


Department of Nursing, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication10-Apr-2015

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Chinomso Ugochukwu Nwozichi
Department of Nursing, Babcock University, Ogun State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.153640

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Sir,

The impact of social media on the lives of young people is still not well-defined. Several studies that have attempted to describe the effects of Facebook have produced mixed results.

The following comments are based on the article: "Facebook addiction among health university students in Bengaluru" by Ramesh Masthi NR, Cadabam SR, Sonakshi S. in Int J Health Allied Sci 2015;4:18-22. [1]

The article presents a lot of useful information on how Facebook has affected the lives of students of health-related courses.

Although the "Facebook addiction scale" was pretested, some variables do not have enough weight to be included as criteria for measuring Facebook addiction.

For example:

  • Do you want people to like your status updates or photos?
  • Do you get upset when someone puts up a rude comment about you on Facebook?
  • Do you put up status update on Facebook?


These questions do not really describe the characteristics of a typical "Facebook addict" as a nonaddict could as well select the same options with the addicted ones.

 
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Ramesh Masthi NR, Cadabam SR, Sonakshi S. Facebook addiction among health university students in Bengaluru. Int J Health Allied Sci 2015;4:18-22.  Back to cited text no. 1
    




 

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