Over a period of time, technological advancement has given us new addiction disorders. Last two decades were known for computer addiction disorder and internet addiction disorders. Smartphone has intruded in our daily life so much that without which we cannot survive. Many of today generation smart phones are equipped with high resolution camera; we call it “selfie” camera. Contributing to this the preference for front camera phones has been increased dramatically within few years. A descriptive study was conducted to assess selfie syndrome (level of selfitis) and selfitis behavior among B.Sc Nursing students. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 100 B.Sc Nursing students. Structured questionnaire to assess selfie syndrome and selfitis behavior scale were used to collect the data from the participants. The results revealed that majority (79%) of the students had borderline selfitis and majority (51%) of the students had moderate selfitis behavior. There was a significant association between selfitis behavior and age.
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Deva on Pushpam. I. A Study to assess selfie syndrome (level of selfitis) and selfitis behavior among B.Sc Nursing students at selected Nursing College in Jammu. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2020; 8(4):335-337. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00074.8
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