Background: - Mobile phones have become a main stream product in today world and have a huge impact. It helps to socialize, create a sense of belonging to peer groups and easy access to media and environment. A part from its regular use mobile phone express individual identities. The aim of the study was to compare the level of mobile phone addiction among adolescent of selected rural and urban area. A quantitative research approach was adopted and comparative descriptive research design was used in the study. Sample of 100 adolescents from rural (50) and urban (50) area were selected by purposive sampling technique. Tools were consisting of Socio demographic variables and Structured likert scale was used to assess the level of mobile phone addiction. The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result reveled that in rural areas 17% of adolescent had mild level, 20% had moderate level, 30% had severe level and 0% had very severe level of mobile phone addiction. In Urban areas 2% had mild level, 12% had moderate, 24% had severe level, 12% has very severe level of mobile phone addiction. It was concluded that mobile phone addiction among adolescents is one of the biggest emerging issue in Today ‘s world. It is very important to engage adolescent in outdoor and extracurricular activities and aware those about limited use mobile phone.
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Anju Thakur. A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Mobile Phone Addiction among Adolescents of selected Rural and Urban area of District Chamba Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(4):375-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00082
Anju Thakur. A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Mobile Phone Addiction among Adolescents of selected Rural and Urban area of District Chamba Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(4):375-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00082 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-4-14
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