Self-Portrait among Hodiernal Youngster : An Analysis with Sociological Spectacles

Satish Kr. Gupta, Satish Kumar Shukla
2018 Contemporary Social Sciences  
The expand of media, technology, smartphone and the internet has transformed the society and thinking of people to a great extend along with their lifestyles. The practice of taking own pictures with a smartphone is a trend these days and has now turned into an observable fact of the emerging modern culture of the society. The development of mobile technology like of smartphones and tablets has made selfie-taking easier as compared to the past. This study investigates the perception and trends
more » ... ception and trends towards capturing selfies and its impact on students, undergraduate and post-graduate, in the streams of engineering and management respectively. This research employed survey method, that was conducted using questionnaire both close and open-ended type. Total 96 respondents participated through convenience sampling for this research. The findings of the research investigate the fact that when most of the students are a volunteer to share a selfie on some social networking sites, which can be a WhatsApp, Facebook or any other means. So, what is their mentality behind this, which social force(s) acting as an inspiration for this newly emerging trend? At the same time, in the current society, how is it being used as an effective treatment to reduce stress? [Keyword : Selfie, SNS, Student, Smartphone]
doi:10.29070/27/58321 fatcat:jdrsno2ry5hgld2pofpezwkvr4