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| Published: October 18, 2018

Impact of Smartphone Addiction on Life Satisfaction of Prospective Teacher

Catherene Nithya. S

St. Christopher’s College of Education Vepery, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.009/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.009

ABSTRACT

Smartphones have become an integral part of our day-to-day life. We live in a “smart youth culture” society, which requires every individual to carry a smartphone with him.  As quoted by Haruki Marukami,” Smartphones have become so convenient that they are an inconvenience”, smartphones have become both a necessity and a menace.  Gone are the days where smartphones are used for making calls. A recent survey (2018) conducted by Aligarh University has concluded that students check their mobile devices as many as 150 times in a day on an average. This is rightly termed as smartphone addiction. This study is conducted among 100 prospective teachers to find their smartphone addiction in correlation with their satisfaction in life. Teachers play a very important role in molding students’ life, thus a good teacher is expected to be aware of her problems regarding addiction. Smartphone overuse causes physical, psychological and social problems among student-teachers. According to National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHNS) clinic, Science For Healthy Use Of Technology (SHUT) gets 5 cases weekly (2017) of youngsters suffering from mobile addictive disorders compared to 1 case in every few weeks. The study was conducted at different education colleges in Chennai District. The sample was randomly selected and it comprised of 100 female prospective teachers. The results reveal that there is a significant difference the level of addiction of smartphones among the prospective teachers and also there is a significant difference in the addiction level and the life satisfaction level of the prospective teachers.

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Catherene Nithya. S @ catherenedaniel@gmail.com

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DIP: 18.01.009/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.009

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018

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