A Differential Study of Compulsive Usage of WhatsApp

*Aashish Dhiman

Pooja Varma

*Research Associate, NICE School of Business Studies, Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed to-be-University),
Meerut 250110, India

Research Associate, Centre for Psychology and Human Behavior, NICE School of Business Studies, Shobhit Institute of Engineering
& Technology (Deemed to-be-University), Meerut 250110, India.

Abstract: There are several kinds of compulsive usage of “a mobile phone” by youngsters around the world, which can be called mobile phone addiction/misuse. The more specific area of mobile usage is “WhatsApp’s addiction/misuse” which has prompted health officials around the world to consider this quickly expanding issue. The research study aimed to determine WhatsApp usage patterns among primary educators and students, as well as the influence of those patterns on their personal lives. From December 1, 2021, to May 1, 2022, A cross-sectional study was undertaken among primary educators and students of the Meerut region. The information was gathered using a standardized questionnaire. The sociodemographic profile, usage pattern, and impact are all included in the proforma. The overuse of WhatsApp has an adverse influence as well as an extreme effect on study time, educational achievement, and relaxation. Educators utilize WhatsApp groups for academic purposes, which disrupts and demolish their personal lives even after they have finished their professional work. WhatsApp users have enhanced their social lives in the virtual world. The findings of this research study are limited to the specific region and not generalized to other sectors and regions of the world. Further research can be carried out with more sample size considering different variables.

Keywords: impact, pattern, primary educators, students, WhatsApp usage,


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