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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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Knowledge, Awareness and Risk Factors of Smartphone Addiction in Young Adult Population

Author: T.USHANTHIKA , KARTHIK GANESH MOHANRAJ
Abstract: Smartphones have become an integral part of our life.There has been tremendous growth in the use of the mobile phones. It has become accessible from a young age group. It has taken up a major role in communication. The smartphones that are coming out recently have a lot of features and are very advanced. Most things can be done through the smartphone from social networking, banking to online shopping. However, though the mobile phone provided many advantages, it has also caused some problems also. Some people are using mobile phones so excessively that it assumes the form of addiction. To estimate the impact of smartphone usage and smartphone addiction in the young adult population. The total participants were 100 in number. A set of questionnaires estimate the impact of smartphone usage and smartphone addiction in the young adult population the survey was conducted in May 2020. The obtained data was transferred to an excel sheet and it was coded and analyzed using Spss software. A total of 100 participants took part in this survey. Age group of the participants who took part in the study 62% from the age group of 13-20 and 38% from the age group of 21-28. The gender of people who took part in this study were 60% females and 40% were males. According to our results 75% of them believed that the prevalence of smartphone addiction in the young adult population is high, 18% of the participants believe that its average and 7% of the participants believe that its low. There was a high impact on the usage of smartphone usage and smartphone addiction in the young adult population.
Keyword: Awareness, knowledge, smartphone usage, smartphone addiction, impact.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2020.12.03.356
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