The prevalence of nomophobia among northern Indian college students and the contributing factors.

Published: 9 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/cwp6k2wj99.1
divya dhindsa,


The College Student Nomophobia Prevalence. Mobile phones are now considered to be essential instruments for social interaction, communication, and information access. But despite its advantages, an over-reliance on mobile gadgets has led to a syndrome called nomophobia. Nomophobia, which is short for "no-mobile-phone-phobia," is the term used to describe the worry or anxiety people feel when they can't use their phones or when they're alone without them. The possible effects of this illness on social behavior, productivity, and mental health have drawn more and more attention. Even though nomophobia is common and still relevant in today's world, there is still a dearth of empirical research on the subject. A total of 420 north Indian college students who were enrolled in the survey participated online. The NMP-Q and demographic information were included in the questionnaire, which was created using Google Forms. For data gathering, it was sent via social networking sites, WhatsApp, and email. The gathered data were then subjected to statistical analysis utilizing SPSS software. A study on the prevalence of nomophobia among college students, which involved 420 participants, found that 79.05% of participants showed moderate levels of the phobia, 12.14% mild levels, 8.57% severe symptoms, and only 0.24% reported no signs at all. It implies that a common fear among the people polled is not having a cell phone or not being able to use one. The study shows how common nomophobia is among the people surveyed, with levels of fear ranging from mild to extreme smartphone dependency. The study emphasizes how critical it is to treat nomophobia as a serious problem that has an impact on mental health in the current digital era.

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Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Survey Research