Nishtha Thakur, Dr. Achla Dagdu Gaikwad
Abstract: Selfie have now become a major trend and smartphone manufactures are ensuring that they provide good front cameras in phone and technology is adapting this social trend of self-portraits to rule the world. There are selfie related accidents and health related issues are reported all over India. The present study is aimed to find out the selfie taking behavior and its impact on the health of the late adolescents. In this study quantitative research approach and exploratory research design was used. 120 samples who were attending selected University were selected using convenience sampling technique. The result showed that there is no association between selfie-taking behavior and mental (self-esteem and narcissism level), social health (loneliness) and physical health among the late adolescents, but there is association between the selfie-taking behavior and social health (attention-seeking behavior) of the late adolescents at p = 0.05.
Keywords: Selfie-taking behavior, health, late adolescents, self-esteem, narcissism, loneliness, attention-seeking behavior, awareness program