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Exploring the Reasons for Selfie-Taking and Selfie-Posting on Social Media with Its Effect on Psychological and Social Lives: A Study among Indian Youths

Divya P. Vijayan1, Tokani Ghuhato1, Eslavath Rajkumar2,*, Allen Joshua George3, Romate John1, John Abraham4

1 Department of Psychology, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, 585367, India
2 Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, 491002, India
3 Liberal Arts & Sciences, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, Jharkhand, 834001, India
4 Department of Family Medicine/Geriatrics, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, 560034, India

* Corresponding Author: Eslavath Rajkumar. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2024, 26(5), 389-398. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2024.023032

Abstract

‘Selfie’ taking was introduced to the common people by smartphones and has become a common practice across the globe in no time. With technological advancement and the popularity of smartphones, selfie-taking has grown rapidly within a short time. In light of the new trend set by the generation, this study aimed to explore reasons for selfie-taking and selfie-posting on social media and their effects on the social and psychological lives of young adults. A purposive sampling method was adopted to select 20 Indian citizens, between 18 and 24 years. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analysed using thematic analysis. Selfie-taking and posting on social media give positive feelings, and it acts as a mood modifier dependent mostly on the favourability and feedback about the post which in turn affects emotions and self-satisfaction.

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Vijayan, D.P., Ghuhato, T., Rajkumar, E., George, A.J., John, R. et al. (2024). Exploring the reasons for selfie-taking and selfie-posting on social media with its effect on psychological and social lives: A study among indian youths. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 26(5), 389-398. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2024.023032
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Vijayan DP, Ghuhato T, Rajkumar E, George AJ, John R, Abraham J. Exploring the reasons for selfie-taking and selfie-posting on social media with its effect on psychological and social lives: A study among indian youths. Int J Ment Health Promot. 2024;26(5):389-398 https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2024.023032
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D.P. Vijayan, T. Ghuhato, E. Rajkumar, A.J. George, R. John, and J. Abraham "Exploring the Reasons for Selfie-Taking and Selfie-Posting on Social Media with Its Effect on Psychological and Social Lives: A Study among Indian Youths," Int. J. Ment. Health Promot., vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 389-398. 2024. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2024.023032



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