According to a recent study published in the international journal of human-computer science, WhatsApp is good for our mental health. It has a positive impact on our mental health.
This study was conducted by Dr. Linda Kaye a senior lecturer in psychology at Edgehill University. She investigates that the feature of group chat has a helpful impact on mental well-being. It gives comfort to users. The study was conducted on a total of 200 WhatsApp users, which included 158 females and 41 men with an average age of 24 years.
Examination shows that people use WhatsApp for 55 minutes daily and the main feature most people enjoyed is a group chat feature. This feature gives an opportunity for people to share their daily tasks with their family and friends.
The outcome uncover that additional time people spend on WhatsApp daily less isolated they felt and it increases their self-assurance. This study also negates the idea that social media leaves a negative impact on the lives of people and affect their mental health.
Dr. Linda Kaye said: “The more time people spend on WhatsApp they feel more closeness. They share their daily task with their family and friends. They perceive that their relationship is good with others. She said that this technology helps people to increase their self-assurance and social competence.