Information Disclosure and Control on Online Social Network Sites among Medical Undergraduates

Authors

  • K. Sudha1, Sangeetha A.2 , Kumaresan M.3 , Paarthasarathy B.4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2344

Keywords:

Social networking sites, information disclosure, online

Abstract

Introduction: Internet usage has become a big part of many people’s lives, and among the many uses Social
Networking Sites (SNS) which became very prevalent. How privacy concerns, trust and control are affecting
SNS usage and self-disclosure has become an important question for many people.
Aim: Aim of the study is to assess the information disclosure and control on online social network sites
among medical undergraduates.
Methodology: The study was conducted at Saveetha medical college and hospital among medical
undergraduates. A questionnaire on usage of online social networks and information disclosures was
administered and analysed it for reliability, social network site usage, privacy concerns, and disclosure of
autobiographical memories.
Result: Almost 81.1% of the people feel that their browsing history were tracked by social networking sites.
Instagram is mainly used app by medical undergraduates (40%).
Conclusion: There is an excess usage of social networking sites and easy information disclosure is seen in
the population.

Author Biography

K. Sudha1, Sangeetha A.2 , Kumaresan M.3 , Paarthasarathy B.4

1
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, SRM Medical College, SRM Institute of Science and Technology,
Potheri, Kattankulathur 603203, Chengalpattu District, Tamilnadu, India, 2
Assistant Professor, Department
of Physiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals, Thandalam, Chennai-602105, 3
Assistant Professor,
Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals, Thandalam, Chennai-602105, 4IIMBBS,
Department of Physiology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals, Thandalam, Chennai – 602105

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

K. Sudha1, Sangeetha A.2 , Kumaresan M.3 , Paarthasarathy B.4. (2021). Information Disclosure and Control on Online Social Network Sites among Medical Undergraduates. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 414-416. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2344