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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 5
First page : (528) Last page : (532)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5488

Perceptions of Adolescents on Usage of Social Network Sites for Identity Development

Amruta Malatesh Gonal*, Vijayasree Bandikolla, L. Umadevi and Bilquis
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science,
Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur- 522006, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: amrutagonal00@gmail.com
Received: 21.08.2017  |  Revised: 28.09.2017   |  Accepted: 4.10.2017  


Adolescence is a transitional period of growth and change including the development of mature forms of thought, emotion and behaviour. Identity construction is a unique time in every adolescent’s life. Social networking sites are dominant web presences that greatly influence the formation of adolescent’s identity through digital communication and interaction. The present study focuses on role of social networking site in the formation of identity development of professional and non-professional degree students. Majority of boys studying in professional (P) and non- professional (NP) course perceive that they use SNS (Social Network Sites) tools in creating their identity to a greater extent than girls who perceive their usage is average. Majority of adolescents have positive perception on SNS. Professional students perceived high importance of SNS in their identity development. Girls perceived that effect of SNS on their identity is high than boys. Boys use SNS tools more than girls in creating their identity irrespective of group of study.

Key words: Social Network Sites (SNS), Perceptions, Identity Development, Adolescents

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Cite this article: Gonal, A.M., Bandikolla, V., Umadevi, L. and Bilquis, Perceptions of Adolescents on Usage of Social Network Sites for Identity Development, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(5): 528-532 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5488