Impact of Smart Phone Usage among College Students ? An Analytical StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : S. S. Subramanian; M. Sindhuja Rajesh;
Page : 588-590
Keywords : Smart Phones Usage; Academic Performance; Information & Communication Technologies;
With advent of communication technology, globe has shrunk to a village. Smart phone usage has become a necessity for various purposes such as personal, academic, social networking and making financial payments. Aims& objectives This original research was to analyse the merits and demerits of smart phone usage among college students mainly its impact on health. Materials& Methodology 115 college students of Chennai using Smartphone were administered with 13 questionnaire on 4 point scale in December 2016. The results were analyzed tabulated and discussed with evidence. Results 74 % of the participants were female, more than 3 years 45 % were using smartphones, 77 % of the subjects were using more than 5 years daily, 66 % had habit of checking the smartphone while sleeping, 72 % of the participants have used for the academic purpose, 79 % had headache, 54 % with eyepain, 43 % had neck and arm pain. Conclusion with due knowledge of health hazards involved with smartphone, users should restrain from excessive usage and apply due precautions to get rid of negative effects on users health was the main outcome of this study.
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