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| Published: September 25, 2020

Study on nomophobia and anger among undergraduates during COVID-19 pandemic

Anjali Ravi Kumar

B.Sc Psychology Student, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Ezhakkad, Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sannet Thomas

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Ezhakkad , Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.145/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.145

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Anger is an emotion characterized by tension and hostility arising from frustration, real or imagined injury by another, or perceived injustice (American Psychological Association). Nomophob¬ia is used to describe a psychological condition when people have a fear of being detached from mobile phone connectivity (Sudip Bhattacharya, Md Abu Bashar., 2019). Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans (World Health Organisation,2020). As a result of this uncertain situation the dependency of mobile phones has increased drastically. The study aimed to find the relationship between Nomophobia and Anger among undergraduate during COVID-19 pandemic and was conducted during the covid-19 confinement period. The sample considered included a total of 120 undergraduate students within the age group 18-22 years and 60 males and 60 females were selected using purposive sampling technique. Nomophobia questionnaire (Yildirim C and Coereia A, 2015) and Novaco Anger Scale (Raymond W Novaco, 1994) was used for data collection. The data was analysed using independent sample t-test, mean, standard deviation and Pearson product moment correlation. From the results it was clear that there is no significant difference in the level of Nomophobia and Anger among undergraduates during CoVid-19 pandemic based on gender and that there is a significant correlation between nomophobia and anger among undergraduates during CoVid-19 pandemic.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.145/20200803

10.25215/0803.145

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020