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May 23 2020
The aim of this study is to study how social connectedness influence adulthood overall wellbeing and why will it affect them psychologically, emotionally and physically. The finding of this study is there are negative impacts of social connectedness in young adult overall wellbeing. This study have focus on social connectedness impacts on young adults overall wellbeing emotionally.
The Convoy Model by Antonucci (2014), works with the theme of social network. It is shown that participants had pointed out the quality of relationships would affect her emotionally.
The Almeida Daily Stressor Model by Hay (2011), work with the subtheme of equal rights and personal views. Participant stated that it is important for institution to include LGBT in the community as social exclusion might negatively affect the way they react to society.
Therefore, the focus is concentrated towards role of technology to social connectedness. As the findings suggest that the technology plays a crucial role for social connectedness, it is imperative to see this through an example. In the USA, people often face isolation in rural and u
an areas when they get older. Over 35 million people may be doubled in numbers as baby boomers and it is found that elder people not having sufficient social and economic advantage often succumb to poor health. The poor health is attributed to the changes in social roles, mental and physical decline of elder people and decreasing peer network as these factors limits the social engagement of elder people. This then leads to social isolation of these people. It is found that social interaction and health as well as wellbeing of people are related (National Institute on Aging. Living long & well in the 21st century: strategic directions for research on aging,” 2011). With the social isolation, physical inactivity (Reed , Crespo, Harvey, 2011), depression, (Fukunaga, Abe, Nakagawa, 2012), suicide, (Dautovich, Shoji, Stripling, 2014), mortality (Steptoe, Shankar, Demakakos, 2013) can be found in older adults. Majority of older people in rural areas also suffer from social isolation (Burholt, Scharf, 2014) and they may experience more social isolation then the u
an older people (Galloway, Henry, 2014). Membership to a social group enhances the well being of the society, and more people are socially connected, they enjoy better social, mental and physical health (Galloway, Henry, 2014; Dongre, Deshmukh, 2012). To enhance the social experience of the people, social networking technologies have become very useful such as Facebook offers innovative tool for rural people to connect with other people. One research conducted by the Pew research centre reveals that one third of the older people aged 65 and older, use social media and it was only 2 percent in 2015 ( Pe
in, 2015). More than half of senior people prefer facebook that is the most popular site ( Duggan, Ellison , Lampe, 2015) online to connect with family (Coelho, Duarte, 2016). Previous studies reveal that when people get older they are less likely to access computers and they do not have confidence in the information technology and they are less likely to use the social networking sites (Hutto, Bell, 2014) but this findings cannot be generalized due to the mixed age group representation in survey and lack of representation of older people (Coelho, Duarte, 2016). Research also indicates that different age groups have different pattern of use of social networking sites and motivation (Smith, 2014). Therefore, the rising numbers of older adults to use social networking sites to connect with society and family members reflect that the technology plays a crucial role in social connectedness.
The findings co
oborate with the findings of the report that shows that technology has a pivotal role in connecting people with each other. This is true with the adolescent’s development as well. The adolescent people use the social networking sites frequently to connect with others. With the frequent use of the digital media, the adolescents often called as the digital natives (Teo, 2013). The social networking sites assist the adolescents to maintain the romantic relations (Fox, Wa
er & Makstaller, 2013) and it also assists them to prevent the act of suicide (Milian, 2011). This reflects that with increases social connectivity, social isolation is defeated and the negative repercussions of the social isolation are prevented. Pew research demonstrates that 81 percent of the adolescent’s people use Facebook (Madden et al., 2013). The Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) reveals that 88 percent of people from the age group of 15 to 17 years old are using the social networking sites. Social connectedness addresses the level of anxiety, depression and loneliness (Caplan, 2003). Through social connections cognitive representation of the adolescents is developed (Harter, 1999). The questions of self identity has become important for the adolescents due to physical maturation and making real world decision (Hill et al., 2013). During this time, adolescents...