In this technology-driven society, the role of the internet has influenced the emotional maturity of students to an extent. It impacts on the mental state of students by accessing the information which changes their mindset. Students are learning new things every day on the internet by reading articles, videos, and blogs which help in developing emotional maturity among the students.
At the teenager stage, every student has a different point of view which needs emotional maturity to balance their life. The technology helps to revolutionize an individual in every sphere including physically, emotionally, and morally. Internet acts as the most powerful tool which helps to understand the role of emotions in their life. The study has revealed that the young generation is more influenced by the virtual world which helps them to understand the perspective of every situation. Emotional maturity is defined as the managing of personal life with external reality. Individual those are able to manage the emotional maturity that has the integrity to control their emotion. Emotional maturity among the students helps them to take decisions by understanding the perspective with deepest thought to take the right decision. The students who are emotionally mature, they have their career goals as they are able to understand their emotions and expectation from own self which may sound judgmental also. They are able to right decisions and also have the capability to build a healthy relationship with others.
In today’s era of social media trending every individual at a teenager has developed emotional maturity by interacting with others and the use of technology to develop an understanding regarding every situation faced by the students. It helps to develop understanding regarding the importance of education and their performance towards the achievement of their personal and professional goals. It is founded by the researchers that the students who are able to use different gadgets easily have more understanding and clarity rather than children who are not interested in using gadgets. Students are able to join various online sessions and counseling to share the situations faced by them during the age of adolescence which makes them string emotionally. The students who are reading blogs and findings interesting stuff to resolve their day to day queries related to their personal and career are more emotionally mature. With the use of technology students are more knowledgeable and up to date rather than students who are only studying books provided by the schools.
The role of social media has increased which influences the individual to improve their physical appearance, remain updated, and improvement in the social behavior of students. At adolescence age, the students are facing different types of sudden emotions such as anxiety, confusion, and others. They started sharing on social media which helps to resolve anxiety issues by sharing their emotions with others. The emotional maturity has a direct influence on the performance of the students. The study has shown that students with emotional maturity are able to get more achievements than others. There is a positive correlation between emotional maturity and emotional intelligence which reflects that the student should focus on their studies in order to gain emotional intelligence. Internet helps the student to grow knowledge related to the different field which develop understanding and maturity for taking the right decision. Internet access helps the students to improve their concepts and knowledge related to their studies that directly increases the academic results. It enables to explore everything related to technology, day to day life, or any confusion in opting best option among all. Emotional maturity helps to achieve a contented and happy life by developing the route towards the achievement of the best options. In adolescence age, the students are facing mixed emotional feelings by accessing the internet it improves self-concept which enables them to develop emotional maturity among the students. By accessing internet the knowledge related to new technologies has developed which improves the standard of living as emotional maturity to deal with every situation.
Students are facing emotional pressure at adolescence age which requires support from family, friends, and guides to make them feel emotionally strong. Emotional personality should be developed by the students at the age of schooling which helps to balance their personality. Emotions are strongly attached to need, urge and interest. Emotional maturity is influenced by the home environment, social group, school environment, and to an extent interesting episodes watch by the students. The role of the internet is important which highly influences the emotional maturity of the students. The study conduct at the University of California has shown that there is a significant difference in the emotional maturity of students who are accessing the internet and others are not. An emotionally matured individual has satisfaction in their life as they are able to understand different perspectives by considering the situation in which they are gone through. They have a positive attitude towards life which improves their academic results too. They are more applicable and understand the concepts faster than others. It helps to select career goals as per the desires by internet surfing which motivates them to find an appropriate route to achieve specific objectives.
Thus the internet influence of the students helps to change the mindset in order to motivate them towards the achievement of a high standard of living. It enhances the capabilities of the students to achieve their career goals with the use of a selection of best opportunities. It also helps to compare the options for the selection of appropriate career goals as per your own interest. There is huge differences between the emotional maturity of students who are living in urban areas as compared to the students living in rural areas. It reflects that the role of internet access is significant in developing emotional stability among the students.
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