A Descriptive Study to Assess the Association of Social Media Usage on Family Relationship among Student Nurses in Selected College of Nursing in Delhi
Introduction: Social media sites have become the most popular mode
in recent years to communicate with people and share interests and
likes with others. One of the many influences of social media is change
in family relationships resulting from a decline in quality time spent
with the family especially among youths including students. So the
objective of the present study was to assess the effect of social media
usage on family relationship.
Method: A descriptive survey was conducted on 124 student nurses
studying at Rufaida College of Nursing, selected by purposive sampling
technique. Structured rating scale and Brief Family Relationship Scale
were used to assess social media usage and family relationships of
student nurses on three parameters, expressiveness, cohesion, and
conflicts. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Linear correlation was used to find the correlation between social media
usage and family relationship.
Result: The assessment of family relationships indicated maximum
expressiveness among families of 76 students, maximum cohesion
among families of 115 students, and moderate conflicts among families
of 58 students. In the linear correlation, there is a direct relationship of
cohesion and expressiveness in the family and social media usage and
inverse relationship of conflict within the family and social media usage.
Conclusion: There seems to be a direct correlation between social media
usage and expressiveness and cohesion within the family and an inverse
relationship between conflict and social media usage in the family.
How to cite this article:
Hooda A, Bhattacharya S. A Descriptive Study
to Assess the Association of Social Media Usage
on Family Relationship among Student Nurses in
Selected College of Nursing in Delhi. Int J Nurs
Midwif Res. 2021;8(1):14-17.
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