International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

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IJEME Vol.10, No.1, Feb. 2020

A study to Analyze impact of social media on society: WhatsApp in particular

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Monika mangla, Smita Ambarkar, Rakhi Akhare

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Human needs, emotional health, WhatsApp, Social media


With an enormous growth in the number of users for social media, it becomes important to understand its impact on the society. This paper is a small step in this direction by analyzing the impact of social media on the emotional health of its users. The paper in particular focuses on the impact of WhatsApp usage. In the study, authors have focused their research on 225 users. In this survey authors found that WhatsApp has a significant impact on the humans these days. It adversely impacts the youth and their education, behavior and routine life. This app is found to be highly addictive, which leaves a trace that becomes difficult to control. The impact of this application is so engrossing that users give up their real world interest and whole emotional quotient is restricted to the app. Their happiness or sadness depends on the reply that they receive from other users. They cannot control themselves from constantly chatting, replying and sharing of ideas. Hence, it is found during the study that some findings are alarming and needs to be controlled. It is noticed during the survey that WhatsApp has greatly influenced the life style of its users and therefore its usage should be monitored and controlled to avoid any adverse effect on emotional health of its users. 

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Monika Mangla, Smita Ambarkar, Rakhi Akhare, " A study to Analyze impact of social media on society: WhatsApp in particular ", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME), Vol.10, No.1, pp.1-10, 2020.DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2020.01.01 


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