Facebook Addiction Causing Loneliness among Higher Learning Students of Pakistan: A Linear Relationship

Muhammad Saleem, Rimsha Irshad, Maryam Zafar, Muhammad Azam Tahir

Abstract


The current research sets out to explore the linear effect of Facebook addiction causing loneliness among the students of higher learning institutes of Pakistan. N= 600 students from respective higher learning institutes were recruited through random sampling by A-priori testing .The total participants of the study were equally divided in to two groups of n= 300 for each gender. Two scales were used for data collection, UCLA Loneliness Scale (Version -3) constructed by Russell © (1996) and Facebook Addiction Test evolved by Charles © (2008). Regression and Correlation coefficient were used for the results of the study. Results of the present research depicts there is existence of suggestive positive correlation between Facebook addiction and loneliness. Conclusively it was explored that effect of Facebook addiction causing loneliness elevation in the male students of higher learning institutes of Pakistan.

Keywords


Facebook addiction;Loneliness;Gender Differences;Higher Learning Students

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