International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Anthropology Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018 | Rating: 6.7 / 10

Addiction of Mobile Phone Usage and Health Hazards Caused among the College Going Students of Kolkata

Dr. Gopal Chandra Mandal | Jayanty Mitra

Abstract: In the modern world or present era, advent and spread of technology has proved diverse communication tools, techniques and resources that enable connectivity in a virtual environment at any point of time. Wireless communication has emerged as one of the fastest diffusing media on the planet, fuelling an emergent mobile youth culture. In India too, we note that the scenario is similar with people from both rural and urban areas, educated or illiterate, and belonging to almost all ages, now dependent on a cellular phone. The effect of mobile phone radiation has on human health is the subject of recent interest & study, as a result of the enormous increase in mobile phone usage throughout the world. The objectives of the present study was the pattern and dependence on mobile phones and to find out the awareness about health hazards of it among the college going students of Kolkata. The present study was conducted among the 100 (50 boys and 50 girls) enrolled students of Bangabasi College (aged between 18- 21 years) situated at 19, Raj Kumar Chakraborty Sarani, Kolkata- 700009 with in Ward No.49 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Pre-tested questionnaire was used for the present study. The most of the students (70 %) irrespective of the sex, are habituated by using the Android smart phone. the students are using either one (38 %) or two (34 %) SIM cards. More number of girls is using two SIM cards than the boys.38 % of the students use the phone for 4 to 5 hours a day and the situation among the boys and girls are more or less same.30 % among the girl students use phone for 6 7 hours a day, while boys use less (24 %) in this regard. They also use it as their learning resources.81 % of the students are aware about the negative consequences of it.75 % students face headache problems and it is more or less equal among the boys and girls, followed by lack of concentration (59.5 %).51 % of the students become irritated and 43.5 % feel anxiety during their daily life.

Keywords: Mobile phone addiction, health hazard, College students, Kolkata

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,

Pages: 1633 - 1638

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