The Mediating Role of Internet usage on Social Maturity of Young Adults
Keywords:Social Maturity, Choices, Challenges, Internet Usage
Social Maturity is the capability to function in an apt and responsible manner. It is an essential facet for
the individual as well as society.A socially mature person should be able to make choices, decisions and
take proper action in face of challenges. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the mediating role
of internet usage on social maturity of male and female young adults. Internet being the most popular
source of information, search engine and that ithas already surpassed other means of gathering data.
Therefore, studying it in current context is very essential in knowing its influence. For the purpose of
study, Social Maturity Scale (VSMS) of NaliniRao (1986)was employed to gather the information.
A total of 202 participants were included in the study and analysis was done on the data. Findings
suggests the significant role of internet usage on social maturity of male and female young adults
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