USE OF FACEBOOK AS A SOURCE OF PLEASURE OR ANXIETY. A SURVEY OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Keywords:social media, Social Networking Sites, Anxiety, Pleasure, Frequent, Smart Phone
The goal of the current study was to look at the relationship between three major aspects of smartphone usage. The first aspect is to reveal the attitude of smartphone users when they receive Facebook notifications; the second is whether the users experience pleasure or anxiety while receiving notifications and the third is to explore the relationship between anxiety, pleasure, and usage of smartphones. Data was collected through survey research with a sample of 430 university students. The study concludes that there is a frequent number of users who do not get irritated on receiving Facebook notifications. Furthermore, those who enjoy receiving notifications are the ones who are most likely to utilize social media all the time. Many users do not choose to switch on their notification ringtone, indicating that they do not engage in social media activities on a regular basis and prefer to use it solely in their spare time. The study also concludes that, while smartphones are a boon to individuals who want to always stay in touch with their friends and family.