Assess the level of stress, sleep disturbance, depression with Nomophobia among undergraduate students
Bhuvaneswari G and Emiline Joy E
Introduction: Present day mobile phones play a great opportunity and at the same time it comforts people, they facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and have achieved generalized popularity in the present technology growing society. It is indisputable that these devices have become a part of modern life and have come to produce modifications in everyday habits and actions 1. Undergraduate students communicate more through mobile phones than face to face interaction, modern lifestyle has been a greatest impact on mental health and well-being. Now a day’s undergraduate students who are in the age of young adult bring their mobile phones, even to the dining table which ultimately affects the digestion, nutrition and concentration.
The aims of the study: to assess the level of stress, sleep disturbance, depression with Nomophobia among undergraduate students.
Methodology: A quantitative research approach design was used to conduct the study in Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences. 100 samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique.
The Results: The present study result depicts that Undergraduate students between the age of 18-22 years has moderate sleep disturbance due prolonged usage of mobile phones during night time, mild depression is seen among Undergraduate students and mild Nomophobia also seen among Undergraduate students. In association, none of the demographic variable had shown statistically significant with the level of Nomophobia among undergraduate students at the level of P<0.001.
Conclusion: Nomophobia is an emerging horrible effect related to mobile phone use. It is unavoidable in all ages, social affairs and changed metropolitan regions and identified with the long time usage of mobile phones.