International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 12, Part G (2017)
A survey on prevalence and affect of earphone usage among adolescents
Harshitha S and Azeem Ayesha Siddiqua
Gadgets have become the most common and preferred way of spending time and it is now an ever-present companion to people's everyday lives. With the introduction of portable audio technologies, listening to music has become easy without disturbing others. Earphone is one such portable device which helps individual to enjoy their unique soundtrack. Although earphones have been employed as a best companion for music it may disrupt interactions and create feelings of being disconnected with others. It is believed that using earphone has a tendency to distance those around the individual who are regularly put off from making discussion causing psychological separation from others. Thus, this survey examined several areas like dependence on earphones, its psychological impact on individuals and health issues people experienced after using headphones. Sample consisted of 84 men and 83 women between the age group of 15 to 24 years. Ex post facto research design with convenient sampling technique was used. A self-constructed questionnaire was framed consisting of 9 questions. The responses obtained from the samples were analyzed and percentages were then calculated and the results were also presented in the pie chart and bar graphs and interpretations were made corresponding to the results that were obtained.
How to cite this article:
Harshitha S and Azeem Ayesha Siddiqua. A survey on prevalence and affect of earphone usage among adolescents. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(12): 438-442.