Study to Assess the Prevalence of Mobile Phone Addiction Among Adolescents with Selected Demographic Variables
Keywords:Adolescence, smartphone, addiction
Introduction: Adolescence is a time of moving from immaturity of childhood to maturity of adulthood.
Technologies especially the mobile phone has considerably the new epidemic in century. It has become an
essential part of the modern community and necessities in the people’s lifestyle over the past decade and
gained unparallel fame because it facilitates communication between individual and shortening distance, a
good investment of time.
Method: It was a Descriptivestudy conducted amongst 100 consented students of age 13-18yr of Gurugram
schools. Data was collected through a self – structured questionnaire to assess the prevalence of mobile
phone addiction among adolescents.
Result: Prevalence of smartphone addictions shows majority 65% adolescent are at high to develop
smartphone addiction, 26% are at mild level of addiction and remaining 9% are at severe level of addiction.
The chi square association of prevalence of mobile phone addiction among adolescent with selected
demographic variables (0.003) was found to be statistically significant with standard only, whereas showed
know no statistically significant association with other demographic variables
Conclusion: Study concludes that Prevalence of smartphone addictions shows majority 65% adolescent are
at high risk to develop smartphone addiction, 26% are at mild level of addiction and remaining 9% are at
severe level of addiction.
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