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Journal: Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies (Vol.9, No. 70)

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Page : 16904-16913

Keywords : Keywords: Smartphone Addiction; Gender; Education; Internet Access;

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This study aimed to examine Smartphone addiction level, and the predictive factors of the Smartphone addiction in B.Ed. Programme student-teachers in Chennai. Survey method is used to select a sample of 300 students at the student-teachers. The research tools used are Smartphone addiction scale, developed and standardized by Dr. Vijayshri and Dr. Masaud Ansari is used for this study. This scale consists 23 items divided into six dimensions namely, Compulsion, Forgetfulness, Lack of Attention, Depression and Anxiety, Disturbed Hunger/Sleep and Social Withdrawal. The results of the statistical analyses show there is no significant difference between male and female student-teachers in the level of Smartphone addiction. There is significant difference between the student-teachers based on their educational level and internet access in Smartphone addiction. This study suggests that the student-teachers should reduce the intense use of Smartphone for smoothly doing their daily-life activities

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