Nilesh Pendse, Tukaram Zagade
Abstract: Background: The mobile phone is a modern-day invention; which has managed to reach many parts of the world enabling telecommunications across areas where it was not possible before. In the year 2000; there were an estimated 500 million mobile phone users worldwide. Today; there is about 3.3 billion users.5The use of mobile phones among young children and adolescents are also increasing dramatically. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding health hazards of mobile phone among junior college students. To assess the attitude regarding health hazards of mobile phone among junior college student. To find out the association between knowledge and attitude regarding health hazards of mobile phone use with selected demographic variables. Methods/Approach: The research approach adopted for present research is explorative research aimed assessing the knowledge and attitude regarding health hazards of mobile phone users on health among the junior college students. The research design used for this study is Descriptive survey research design. This study was one phase where data collected by survey method to assess knowledge and attitude of junior college students regarding health hazards of mobile phone use. Results: Knowledge score regarding physical health hazards of mobile phone majority of students were having average knowledge i.e.26 (65 %) arts; 32 (80 %) commerce; &28 (70 %) science. For knowledge score regarding psychological health hazards of mobile phone majority of students were having poor knowledge i.e.35 (88 %) arts; 24 (60 %) commerce& 21 (53 %) science.Whereas 24 (60 %) arts; 26 (65 %) commerce & 29 (73 %) science; were having average knowledge regarding physical &psychological health hazards of mobile phone use.
Keywords: nowledge, Attitude, Junior College, Students, Mobile Phone