Prevalence of nomophobia among college students in Bishnupur District of Manipur; a cross-sectonal study


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Author Details : Anaswara S Asok, Laisangbam Tarakishwor Singh, N Ranabrata Meetei, Brogen Singh Akoijam*

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 141-145

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jchm.2020.030



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Background: Over the last decade mobile phones have become the most pervasive devices, which have morphed into smartphones with advance features. Nomophobia, the fear of being without mobile phone, has become a growing concern especially among youth. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of nomophobia among college students in Bishnupur District of Manipur.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 23rd December 2019 –23rd after ethical approval. A validated questionnaire (NMP-Q) was used among college students. Data was entered in IBM SPSS version 21.0 and presented in descriptive statistics. Chi-square test was used to test the significance of association between proportions. A p value of & lt; 0.05 was considered as statistically significant.
Results: 10.5% of participants had mild nomophobia. 60.4% had moderate nomophobia, 27.9% had severe nomophobia.
Conclusion: Nearly 9 out of 10 students were nomophobic. There was no association of nomophobia with socio-demographic characteristics like age, gender, current place of stay, type of family, family income,age of start of mobile phone use, number of mobile phones possessed, amount of money spent on recharge.

Keywords: Nomophobia, college students, Mobile phone.


How to cite : Asok A S, Singh L T, Meetei N R, Akoijam B S, Prevalence of nomophobia among college students in Bishnupur District of Manipur; a cross-sectonal study. J Community Health Manag 2020;7(4):141-145


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