IMPACT OF EXCESSIVE USE OF FACEBOOK ON THE YOUTH OF KARACHI

Authors

  • Dr. Yasmeen Sultana Department of Media Science, Ilma University, Karachi
  • Sadaf Ghaffar Media and Communication Department, Sindh Madressatul Islam University
  • Samia Saman Media and Communication Department, Sindh Madressatul Islam University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/jssh.v58i2.16

Keywords:

Impact, Excessive use, Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Z, Youth

Abstract

This research study has done to identify and investigate the major factors behind the excessive usage of Facebook by the youth of Karachi and what kind of impacts they have to face on various aspects of their lives due to this much consumption of Facebook. In this research paper, the researcher has applied both types of methodology, Qualitative as well as Quantitative. The researcher has selected Karachi (The city of Pakistan) as the universe of the study. The data has collected in the manner of survey forms filled by students of different universities and colleges of Karachi; aged from 18 to 30 and the sample size is 50 in which half of the population includes males and half females and 10 interviews are also conducted from teachers and parents of Facebook users. This research study raises major points related to the extreme usage of Facebook which includes the mental and physical conditions of adolescents, children’s progress in their academic lives, impacts on relationships and disturbance in routine works. The data has collected in a fair way. The results revealed that Facebook repercussion only happens when an individual is using it in an excessive amount. The researcher suggests that using Facebook could be beneficial only if people learns to use it in manageable levels and if they are able to create a balance between the virtual world and real world.

Published

2019-12-31

How to Cite

Sultana, Y., Ghaffar, S., & Saman, S. (2019). IMPACT OF EXCESSIVE USE OF FACEBOOK ON THE YOUTH OF KARACHI. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 58(2), 137-161. https://doi.org/10.46568/jssh.v58i2.16