| Published: September 27, 2020
Prevalence of smartphone addiction among undergraduates and its relationship with nomophobia
The present study attempts to find out the prevalence of smartphone addiction among college students studying in Mysuru city. A total of 120 students were selected randomly from three undergraduate colleges, their age varied from 18 to 22 years. They were administered smartphone addiction scale (Kwon, Kim & Yang, 2013) and nomophobia questionnaire (Yildirim & Correia, 2015). The data were analyzed using chi-square test and two-way ANOVA. Results revealed that an alarming 45.8% of the sample selected was addicted to smartphones. Male and female students had similar levels of smart phone addiction. Gender and age did not influence nomophobia among student smartphone users. Strategies to reduce smartphone addiction have been delineated.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2020, Meshak M., D’Souza L. & Manish. S;
Received: August 29, 2020; Revision Received: September 22, 2020; Accepted: September 27, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020