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Volume 7 Issue 7
July-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2007366

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515-524

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Title

Self-Worth, Psychological Needs and Relational Functioning among Young Adults

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2349-5162

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"Self-Worth, Psychological Needs and Relational Functioning among Young Adults", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no.515-524, July-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007366.pdf

Abstract

Technology enabled dating has revolutionized the manner in which people seek new relationships. The aim of the present study was to explore a few essential psychological aspects related to online dating among a sample 240 young adults (120 users and 120 non-users of dating apps) between the age of 20-30 years. Self-worth, psychological needs and relational functioning were the three variables considered for the present study in order to understand their impact on online dating behavior among young adults. A between groups design was employed to check for any differences between users and non-users of dating apps and also gender differences with respect to the aforementioned variables. Furthermore, a correlational design was implemented to ascertain the predictors of relational functioning among users and non-users of dating apps. Results revealed significant differences in the dimensions of autonomy satisfaction and relational depression among users and non-users of dating apps. Additionally, men using dating apps reported higher levels self-worth, competence satisfaction and relational esteem as opposed to women using dating apps. Impact of significant predictors of relational functioning among various groups in the study were also discussed.

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Online Dating, Self-Worth, Psychological Needs, Relational Functioning, Young Adults

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"Self-Worth, Psychological Needs and Relational Functioning among Young Adults", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp515-524, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007366.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2007366
Registration ID: 235486
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 7 | Year July-2020
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): http://doi.one/10.1729/Journal.24159
Page No: 515-524
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Self-Worth, Psychological Needs and Relational Functioning among Young Adults", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp515-524, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007366.pdf




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