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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-91

Effect of selfie addiction on self-esteem, body image, and academic achievement among Faculty of Nursing students

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Bothina E.S Mohamed
PhD in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing,Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ENJ.ENJ_5_19

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Background Selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or a camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Aim This study aimed to assess the effect of selfie addiction on self-esteem, body image, and academic achievement among Faculty of Nursing students. Research design A descriptive correlational design was utilized to carry out this study. Setting This study was carried out at the Faculty of Nursing, Zagazig University, in Alsharkia Governorate. Sample 137 students were recruited for this study. Tools Five tools were utilized in this study: the sociodemographic data sheet, the selfie taking behavior scale, the self-esteem scale, the body image scale, and the academic achievement scale. Results Results denoted that the sociodemographic characteristics of students, age ranged between 18 and 24 years, about three-fourths of them were females and three-fourths of them reside in rural areas. Slightly more than one-third were third-year students, whereas more than one-third were from the medical surgical nursing specialty, more than two-third were single, and the majority of them had sufficient family income. Conclusion This study concluded that three-fourths of the participants belonged to acute level from selfie behavior and there were statistically significant relations between chronic selfie behavior level and like and causes for taking selfie. There were statistically insignificant differences between levels of selfie behavior and body image, academic achievement, and self-esteem of the studied group. Recommendations This study should be replicated using different settings and cultures with a large sample size to obtain stronger evidence of its important findings.

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