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Gender Differences in Mobile Phone Addiction and its Association with Stress among Medical Students


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A mobile phone is a lifeline for everyone. A mobile phone offers multifarious options and has become indispensable part of one's life. Inspite of being a convenience, a mobile phone can be a source of nuisance. It is vital to study the negative effects of extreme cell phone use. Mobile addiction is a form of a behavioral addiction which is increasingly common and needs considerable attention to curb its adverse effects. The aim of this study was to study the association between mobile phone addiction and stress among medical students. The study consisted of young adults 20-24 years old (n=80), further divided into males (n=40) and females (n=40) who were medical students pursuing their graduation or post graduation at the time. Self-report measures were used to assess Mobile phone addiction (Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale by Bianchi & Phillips, 2005) and Stress (Perceived stress scale by Cohen et al., 1983). Descriptive statistics was used in addition to intercorrelation analysis to calculate the results.

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Mobile Phone, Addiction, Stress, Students.
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Amreen Sekhon
Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Abstract


A mobile phone is a lifeline for everyone. A mobile phone offers multifarious options and has become indispensable part of one's life. Inspite of being a convenience, a mobile phone can be a source of nuisance. It is vital to study the negative effects of extreme cell phone use. Mobile addiction is a form of a behavioral addiction which is increasingly common and needs considerable attention to curb its adverse effects. The aim of this study was to study the association between mobile phone addiction and stress among medical students. The study consisted of young adults 20-24 years old (n=80), further divided into males (n=40) and females (n=40) who were medical students pursuing their graduation or post graduation at the time. Self-report measures were used to assess Mobile phone addiction (Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale by Bianchi & Phillips, 2005) and Stress (Perceived stress scale by Cohen et al., 1983). Descriptive statistics was used in addition to intercorrelation analysis to calculate the results.

Keywords


Mobile Phone, Addiction, Stress, Students.