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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Relationship between Mobile Phone Addiction and Risk Taking Behviour among Adolescents in Selected Schools at Bharuch

G. Stella Gracy

Abstract: Today, mobile phone has become necessity of every human being. Adolescents is a peiod in which teens have lack of maturity, and having risky behavior. One of the most risky behavior is mobile phone addiction. The aim of the study was to assess the level of mobile phone addiction in relation with risk taking behavior among adolescents of selected school at bharuch. In this study conducted in vikas vidhyalaya higher secondary school Bharuch. 60 higher secondary students were selected by simple random sampling method. The result shows that 6.6% adolescents are mildly addicted , 65% adolescents are moderately addicted and 28.3% are severely addicted to mobile phone. 56.6% boys are moderately mobile phone addicted and 36.6% are severely mobile phone addicted where 73.3% girls are moderately mobile phone addicted and 20 % of girls are severely mobile phone addicted it shows that boys were severely addicted with mobile phone than girls. In risk taking behavior the least number 22% of adolescent boys had high level of risk-taking behavior. Majority 78% of the adolescent boys had low-level risk-taking behavior. None of the adolescent girls reported severe level of risk-taking behavior. Risk taking behavior boys more addicted with mobile phones. There was significant association between mobile phone addiction and risk taking behavior with age and use of leisure time.

Keywords: Risk behavior, mobile addiction, adolescents.

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing and Health Professions

Pages: 1672 - 1675

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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G. Stella Gracy, "A Descriptive Study to Assess the Relationship between Mobile Phone Addiction and Risk Taking Behviour among Adolescents in Selected Schools at Bharuch", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i3/show_abstract.php?id=ART20196533, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 1672 - 1675

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