International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part B (2017)
A study on impact of mobile usage on teenagers
Vidyashri C Halakerimath and Shivagangamma B Danappagoudra
Mobile phones have become the most popular way to communicate with other individuals. While they have created an unspoken social dependency. Adolescents and young adults are more likely to engage in SMS messaging, making phone calls, accessing the internet from their phone. Once pervaded by boredom, teenagers resort to insist connection, to someone, somewhere. Sensation seeking behaviour has also linked adolescents and young adults to have the desire to take risks with relationships, rules and roles. Individuals seek out entertainment and avoid boredom at all times be it appropriate or inappropriate. Cell phones are used for entertainment, information and social connectivity. It gives a great high to anyone to own such personal and private item. Ease to early adoption is another significant merit of mobile phone. The unprecedented growth of affordability and coverage of mobile telephony services and its increasing importance as a means of two way communication are responsible for the rapid expansion of mobile telephony all over the world. With view of this point the study was conducted to know the opinion of teenagers, adults and adolescents about usage of mobile phones. The study was conducted in and around Hubli-Dharwad and selection of respondents was through random sampling method. The total sample size was 50. The result indicated general information of the respondents indicated that cent percent of the respondents were belongs to 18 to 20 year age group. Majority (64.00%) of the respondents were male. The overall opinion index of the respondents to the extent of 57.20 and opinion of the respondents was non- significant relationship with age, gender, course studying of the respondents and parental occupation of the respondent.
How to cite this article:
Vidyashri C Halakerimath and Shivagangamma B Danappagoudra. A study on impact of mobile usage on teenagers. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(5): 99-100.