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Title

Smartphone obsession linked behavioural changes among Indian adolescents

 

Authors

R. Ambiha1*, J. Sathyapriya2, N. Akila2, R. Vanitha2 & K. Muniyammal2

 

Affiliation

1Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 2Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Nursing, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu - 621212, India;* Corresponding author                                                                                                                       

 

Email

R Ambiha - E-mail ID: ar.fn@spu.ac.in

J Sathyapriya - E-mail ID: harshigamani@gmail.com

N Akila - E-mail ID: akilarajan13@gmail.com                                                                                                                                         Vanitha R - E-mail ID: rvanitha1984@gmail.com                    

K Muniyammal K - E-mail ID: munisk1982@gmail.com

 

Article Type

Research Article

Date

Received October 1, 2023; Revised October 31, 2023; Accepted October 31, 2023, Published October 31, 2023

 

Abstract

The best technological gifts of the 21st century are mobile phones, which are especially well-liked to adolescents. Infinite resources with numerous uses and applications are available on modern mobile devices. Adolescents have behavioral changes as a result of its excessive use. Therefore, it is of interest to explore the connection between smart phone obsession and potential behavioral changes. A School based, co relational study was conducted among 100 adolescents at selected schools at Tamil Nadu. Samples were selected by simple random sampling technique. Data were collected to assess the mobile addiction by using Smart phone Addiction Scale - Short Version (SVSAC) and Pediatric symptom checklist - 17was used to evaluate the behavioral changes. Collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The Study shows that 52 adolescents had a high smart phone Obsession, in that 37 had negative behavioral changes due to overuse of the smart phone and also had slight positive correlation between smart phone obsession and behavioral changes. A significant relationship was seen between smart phone obsession with behavioral changes (p<0.001) among adolescents. The study concluded that smart phone obsession and behavioral changes having strong connection in adolescents was significantly associated with their behaviors.

 

Keywords

Smart phone obsession, behavioral changes, mobile phone addiction, adolescentís health

Citation

Ambiha et al. Bioinformation 19(10): 1025-1028 (2023)

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.