Psychology Communique <p>Psychology Communique is published by Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. It is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access Journal published in English. Published two times a year, the Psychology Communique brings out Book Reviews, Research Papers, Review Papers, Case Studies and Short Communications by scholars, academicians and professionals. The focus and scope of the Journal correspond to all topics related to Psychology.</p> <p> </p> en-US (Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd., B- 403, Aishwaryam, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh- 201308, India) (Apricus Journals, an imprint of Apricus E-Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd., B- 403, Aishwaryam, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh- 201308, India) Sat, 08 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Effect of Mindfulness on Job Involvement and Self–Efficacy among Government Employees <p><em>Employees are the heart of any organization. For any organization to operate efficiently and without any interruption, employee cooperation is a necessary component. It is of utmost importance that the employees of an organization not only have a good relationship with the top management and coworkers but also, they maintain a healthy and professional relationship with the public or clients too. Government is the system in which many people are gathered together to serve the public under different departments. It is the place in which workers get a chance to interact with the public directly especially workers in local self-government. Government employees are regularly trained in their responsibilities and duties, while the approach may differ by agency or government level. But still, there are situations in which employers can not involve fully in their job because for some reasons. For example, the type of job they are involved in, unwanted anxieties and stress, and maybe lack of confidence too. Broadly conceptualized, mindfulness has been described as a non-elaborative, nonjudgmental present-centered awareness in which each thought, feeling, or sensation that arises in the attentional field is acknowledged and accepted as it is. So this study aims to find out the relationship between self-efficacy and job involvement among government employees and whether mindfulness can bring any positive changes in these variables.</em></p> Ms. Sithara E. , Dr.Aneesh V Appu Copyright (c) 2023 Psychology Communique Thu, 13 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Internet Addiction on Obesity and Sleep Quality among Youth: A Study Based on Students of the University of Lucknow <p><em>Technology dependence is an important public health problem. The objective of this research is to investigate the association between rapidly increasing internet addiction, obesity, and sleep quality, a major health problem in youth.</em> <em>In total 30 university students (15 males and 15 females; age 18-22 years) were included in the study from Lucknow University with a purposive sampling method.</em> <em>Sleep Quality Scale was used to evaluate sleep quality; Overweight related well being (ORWELL) evaluates obesity and Young’s Internet Addiction Test was used to assess Internet addiction among university students. Pearson’s correlation coefficient and t-test were used in data analysis. In this study,</em><em> findings revealed that the Internet Addiction Test scores of males were significantly higher than females. Positive correlations were found between the Internet Addiction Test scores and sleep quality scores</em><em> whereas a negative relationship was found between the Internet Addiction Test and Obesity scores. </em><em>57.3% of students were not addicted to the Internet. 35.0% of students were mildly addicted while 7.4% of students were moderately addicted and 0.3% of them have a severe addiction to the internet. A significant association was found between academic performance and Internet Addiction. Also, Internet Addiction had no significant association with Sleep quality and Obesity.</em></p> Dr. Lalit Kumar Singh, Dr. Kiran Srivastava, Ms. Shweta Gupta Copyright (c) 2023 Psychology Communique Sun, 13 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0000