Nomophobia: An Assessment of No Phone Phobia among Adolescents
Keywords:Nomophobia, mobile, mobile addiction, smart phone, adolescents.
Nomophobia is a fear of being without mobile phone and it’s like fear of losing phone, checking it for
call but it’s not ringing, mobile gaming and engage in social sites at maximum. This was a study to assess
nomophobia among adolescents. The aim of study was to identify the mobile usage pattern and risk of
developing nomophobia among the college students. The selected Setting was college of Education Halwara,
Ludhiana, Punjab. A non-experimental/exploratory research design was utilized and 80 Elementary teacher
training students were selected through consecutive sampling technique. A self – reporting checklist was
utilized to assess the mobile usage pattern and rating scale assessed the risk of developing nomophobia.
Analysis was done using SPSS 16.0 version. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze
the data. The findings indicated that the maximum 55 (68.25%) of students follows the normal mobile
usage pattern similarly the maximum 67 (83.75%) of participants were at the lower risk of developing
nomophobia. There was moderate uphill (positive) relationship between the mobile usage pattern and risk
of developing nomophobia.it is concluded that informative material and sensitizing sessions can help the
students to cope up with this addiction.
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