International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part M (2016)
Impact of gadgets on emotional maturity, reasoning ability of college students
Mamatha SL, Pooja A Hanakeri, Dr. Vijayalaxmi A Aminabhavi
In the present era the introduction of modern technological gadgets has captured the attention of global population. The dependency of people on these technological gadgets and services provided by these has reached at such a level that, without these, they are unable to think a step forward in the direction of their growth. The degree of dependency is leading to addiction of the tech-devices and services. Youth is the most vulnerable group among the population to be addicted to technology. The study was design to examine the use of tech-devices by youth i.e., the time spent with the gadgets, their Emotional Maturity and Reasoning Ability. Using structured questionnaire, primary data was collected from 120 undergraduate students from different colleges of Hubli-Dharwad. The gadget use scale, Singh and Bhargav’s Emotional Maturity scale and David’s Battery of Differential Aptitude: Reasoning Ability scales were used to gather data. The respondents were categorized into two groups i.e., More Gadget Users and Less Gadget Users. The ‘t’ test was used for statistical analysis. Findings of the study showed that More Gadget Users have high emotional maturity and slightly high reasoning ability. The results are interpreted based on the current theories and implications for future are pointed out.
How to cite this article:
Mamatha SL, Pooja A Hanakeri, Dr. Vijayalaxmi A Aminabhavi. Impact of gadgets on emotional maturity, reasoning ability of college students. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(3): 749-755.