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ERIC Number: EJ1086227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Emotional Maturity of Internet Users
Dangwal, Kiran Lata; Srivastava, Shipra
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n1 p6-11 2016
Internet has been emerged as a most powerful tool for communication and exchange of information all over the world. More recently the web 2.0 tools has provoked a revolution and unlocked a new dimension in the field of communication and technology; this ongoing digital revolution has touched and turned almost every sphere of life of its users whether its physical, social, emotional, moral or ethical. For internet users it is the need of the hour to be emotionally mature to manage and monitor their own emotions, to assess the emotional state of others, to deal with the situations accordingly and purposefully. Quite often it has been observed that young internet users get emotionally involved in this virtual world and act in that emotional flow which sometimes results in an emotional trauma leaving its impression for long. The purpose of this study was to investigate about the emotional maturity of internet users and to find out if there is any gender difference in their emotional maturity. Findings revealed that the young internet users are not emotionally mature. Results showed that there is significant gender difference in emotional stability, independence and total emotional maturity of internet users under study. Females who use emailing along with chatting are more emotionally stable in comparison to males.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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