Prevalence of Nomophobia and Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Prevention and Management of Nomophobia among Undergraduate Students

Authors

  • Namita Batra Guin1, Shreya Sharma2, Sangeeta Yadav2, Deepanshi Patel2, Sana Khatoon2, Saumya2, Savita2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10987

Keywords:

Nomophobia, undergraduate students, prevalence, PTP, effectiveness

Abstract

Background: Mobile phone makes life convenient and comfortable, at the same time the pose a threat
in terms of psychological dependence. Nomo- phobia is a catchy contraction for “no mobile phone” and
mobile phone addiction. Nomo- phobia refers to discomfort, anxiety, nervousness or anguish caused by
being out of contact with a mobile phone. The feeling of panic and desperation is observed in people
who lost their phones. The problem is prevalent among young mobile users, as they use mobile phone for
various purposes. Studies have found that the students with stronger addiction to mobile phones have higher
possibility of decreased learning and concentration problems. Objectives: 1. To determine the prevalence
of Nomo- phobic undergraduate students. 2. To assess the level of knowledge of undergraduate students
regarding prevention and management of Nomo- phobia. 3. To evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching
programme on the level of knowledge among undergraduate students regarding prevention and management
of Nomo- phobia. 4. To find association between the level of knowledge of undergraduate students and the
selected demographic variables. 5. To find the association between the prevalence of nomophobia among
undergraduate students and the selected demographic variables. Methods and Materials: An experimental
research approach with quasi-experimental design was adopted for the study. The study was conducted on
200 undergraduate students studying and residing in a selected university campus in Kanpur. The prevalence
of nomophobia was determined by using NMP-Q scale developed by Yildrin and Correia, while knowledge
level was assessed by using structured knowledge questionnaire regarding prevention and management of
nomophobia. Result: The study reveals that 57% undergraduate students had moderate nomophobia, while
21.5% had mild and 21.5% had severe nomophobia. The knowledge levels of the undergraduate students
ranged between poor to moderate. 85% of the undergraduate in both the groups had poor knowledge and
15% had moderate knowledge regarding prevention and management of nomophobia. The planned teaching
program was effective in increasing knowledge of undergraduate students. Conclusion: Nomophobia
is prevalent in undergraduate students. Planned teaching program is effective strategy in increasing the
knowledge levels of undergraduate students.

Author Biography

Namita Batra Guin1, Shreya Sharma2, Sangeeta Yadav2, Deepanshi Patel2, Sana Khatoon2, Saumya2, Savita2

1Associate Professor, 2Final Year B.Sc Nursing Student, Rama College of Nursing, Rama University, Kanpur,
Uttar Pradesh

Published

2020-09-11

How to Cite

Namita Batra Guin1, Shreya Sharma2, Sangeeta Yadav2, Deepanshi Patel2, Sana Khatoon2, Saumya2, Savita2. (2020). Prevalence of Nomophobia and Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Prevention and Management of Nomophobia among Undergraduate Students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 64-69. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10987