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| Published: November 13, 2021

A Study on Nomophobia, Boredom & Loneliness on Young Adults

Hemanshi Lekra

Bachelors of Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.042.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.042

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Loneliness is an unpleasant state of feeling that everybody has at least felt once in their life. It is the absence of meaningful relationships or people in one’s life. It is normal to feel lonely every once in a while, but when a person constantly feels lonely, it can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety, emotional distress, addictions or depression. Loneliness can be affected by several factors such as low self-esteem, boredom, Nomophobia etc. Nomophobia is very common these days. It is said to be 21st century addiction. Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The present research aims to study the effect of Nomophobia, Boredom on Loneliness among adults. The study was conducted on 65 participants, age18 to 25. Standardized scales were used to assess the level of nomophobia, boredom and loneliness. The results revealed that both nomophobia and boredom have a significant positive correlation with loneliness. The research also found a significant positive correlation between nomophobia and boredom. As the study implied that nomophobia and boredom determine the levels of loneliness. It is necessary now that people must acknowledge the severity of nomophobia and its effect on psychological well-being.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.042.20210904

10.25215/0904.042

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021