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| Published: March 31, 2019

Nomophobia: A Smartphone Addiction

Rakhi Gupta

Masters in Psychology, From Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.110/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.110

ABSTRACT

The array of technologies are anticipating in the world like a flood. Everyone wants to grow themselves and to their nation by enhancing more towards progression and this upcoming promotion of gadgets day-by-day is heading forward to some serious known problems for human life. One such problem named as NOMOPHOBIA, which is known to be fear for mobile phones when not being able to come in contact with them. All humans encounter this daily but very few are aware of this in real, that it can really get them in a serious trouble in their life. And to make them aware and more knowledgeable regarding this severe issue a research article is designed. This examines (i) the level of Nomophobia in both the genders, males and females, (ii) the difference between the rate of males and females, and who scored high on the level of Nomophobia. These all objectives are measured by taking a NMP-Q (Nomophobia-questionnaire) conducted on the sample of 100 students with age group of 16-25 years. The results show that both genders are a part of moderate level of Nomophobia but females considerably suffers more than males in this level. To prevent our youth from this widespread epidemic addiction certain suggestions are provided, so that things could become little better for people to live peacefully.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.110/20190701

10.25215/0701.110

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019