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Background:Social media plays a vital role in developing and maintaining relationship among friends, relatives and partners through social networking sites. However, when the users share their images, online messages or post likes and comments to pictures of opposite sex, it develops jealousy among them. With this background, the researcher undertook the present study. Objectives: To assess the jealousy and its correlates with the background characteristics of the male postgraduate students. Method: There were 200male postgraduate students studying incity campus of Bharathidasan University of which, the researcher selected 132respondents as sample using a simple random sampling technique. The data were collected using a self-developedJealousy scale. The reliability values for jealousy scale is Alpha 0.920. Result: The one-way ANOVA results also shows that there is a statistically significant difference in the mean score of jealousy across the respondents’ current age, parental occupation and income, purpose of using mobile phone, time spent on social media and academic performance. However, there is no significant difference in the mean score of jealousy across the parental education. There is a positive correlation between jealousy score and family income, cost of mobile phone, time spent on social media and academic performance of the respondents. Conclusion: Findings indicate the need for providing counselling in order to reduce jealousy so that academic performance of the students will be improved.
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