The Use of Internet and Youth Behavior ( With Special Reference to India)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 4:00 PM
Room: Booth 43
Oral Presentation
Arvind CHAUHAN , Department of Sociology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India
The use of Internet and Youth Behaviour (With Special Refrence to India)

The paper aims to understand and examine the relationship between the use of internet and youth behaviour. The paper is divided into six parts like the following: (i) introduction; (ii) the use of internet and the theory of gratification; (iii) the use of internet and the widening world ; (iv) the use of internet and other systems of communication ; (v) internet and youth behaviour in India-an analysis; and (vi) conclusions. In the globilizing world today the social scientists have found gratification as one of the important reasons for the use of internet. The conceptual and theoretical relevance of the notion of gratification has been found as different in the Indian society in comparision to the western societies. Some of the importent conclusions have aslo been discussed towards the end of the paper, these are like the following: (i) the use of internet has had its impact on the cultural behaviour of the youth preferring the new relationship than kinship relations; (ii) in India insted of seeking gratification the youth has found internet as useful for their studies; (iii) the use of internet has developed a sense of freedom among the youth; (iv) the youth has been able to combine the use of internet with their mobile phones and (v) it has been found as useful for purcheasing books, laptops, different softwares and seeking admissions to different universities in India and the world.