The more people spent the time on WhatsApp, they were feeling closer to their friends and family related and
they regarded these relationships as good quality Dr. Linda Kaye said Edge Hill University.
Those who spend more time on social media, especially WhatsApp, feel less lonely and have high self-esteem, claim a study.
Researchers at Edge Hill University in the UK have found that the text-based messaging app has a positive effect on psychological well-being.
Dr. Edge Hill University Dr. Lynda Kaye said, “The more people have spent the time on WhatsApp,
it is feeling closer to their friends and family and they have considered these relationships as good quality.
” He said, “In addition, these friendships had more intimately and more people used to associate with their WHATSAPP groups,
it was equally positively related to their self-esteem and social ability,” she said.
In the study, two hundred users of the average age of 24 years, 158 women and 41 men attended. It was published in the
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
The researchers found that the average daily usage report for Wattsapp was about 55 minutes,
because of its popularity and group chat function, people were using it.
“Group affiliation also meant that WhatsApp users were less alone.
It seems that using WhatsApp to connect with our close friends is favorable for aspects of our wellbeing.
He said, “This research contributes to the ongoing debates in this field and provides specific evidence of the role of social factors
with the motivation of social support to use communication technology.”