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Social Isolation in Relation to Internet Usage and Stream of Study of Under Graduate Students

1Department of Education, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, WB


American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 4, 361-364
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-4-10
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Sourav Chandra Gorain, Agamanai Mondal, Karim Ansary, Birbal Saha. Social Isolation in Relation to Internet Usage and Stream of Study of Under Graduate Students. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(4):361-364. doi: 10.12691/education-6-4-10.

Correspondence to: Birbal  Saha, Department of Education, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, WB. Email: birbalsaha@gmail.com

Abstract

Internet has undeniable role in people’s life and misuse of it may cause several problems. The present study has investigated the effect of internet usage on social isolation of under graduate students. Stratified random sampling techniques were used. 257 under graduate students studying at different college affiliated to Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, W.B., India were selected as sample. Social isolation questionnaire and internet usage scale were used to gather data from the samples. The data thus collected were analyzed using SPSS software (Version 17). The results indicate that high internet user are more socially isolated than that of average and low internet user whereas no significant difference exist on internet usage between humanities and science under graduate students. Pearson co-efficient of correlation between internet usage and social isolation is found to 0.326 indicating a positive relationship between the variables.

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