Relationship between personality traits and facebook addiction among adolescents in a secondary school in Mafikeng
This research study examines the relationship between personality traits and Facebook addiction among adolescents in a secondary school in Mafikeng. Moreover, the research also examines the role of gender and age on Facebook Addiction. The study design utilised was a quantitative approach and a correlation designs was used in order to explore the relationships between variables. Findings revealed that there is a significant relation ship between personality traits and Facebook addiction, especially for those with personality traits such as euroticism, Psychoticism, and Introversion . Furthermore, gender and age had a relatively small impact on Facebook addiction. However, it was found that female adolescents and younger adolescents are at higher risk to become addicted to Facebook. in conclusion there was found that even though social networking sites such as Facebook have positive effects on the lives of adolescents, the usage of these networks need to be monitored, the dangers be explained, and preventions method s such as social skills training can be provided to at risk individuals.
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