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A STUDY OF INCLINATION TOWARDS INTERNET USAGE AMONG MALE AND FEMALE ADOLESCENTS IN DISTRICT KUPWARA

Ab Rouf Bhat

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Abstract:- Adolescents are the main users of new technologies and social net-working sites. The main purpose behind the use of information and communication technology is to facilitate the process of   social interaction. Research shows that teenagers with Internet addiction experience lower quality in their relationships with parents and more individual difficulties.  The present study was intended to investigate the inclination of adolescents towards internet usage on the basis of their gender.  Internet usage scale (IUS) developed by Shaloo Saini and Parminder Kaur was used for data collection. 400 respondents were selected by using random sampling technique with due representation of male female Dichotomy. The collected data was subjected to statistical treatment by using Mean, Standard Deviation and “t” test. The whole data was collected from Kupwara District. The results indicate that male adolescents were observed more inclined towards internet usage as compared female adolescents.

Keywords:- Inclination Towards Internet Usage, Male and Female Adolescents, District   Kupwara.


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