Received Jun 11; Accepted Jan
In addition, the study is concerned with personal and family factors associated with the cell phone use and, the link between problem cell phone use and psychological health of the youth.
It focuses on exploring the pattern of mobile usage among youth in Islamic Republic of Pakistan to delineate the acute of addictive behavior towards its usage. For this purpose questionnaires were accustomed to elicit the response of youth.
University students were selected as population and simple anthropological research techniques and detailed interviews were used.
Findings of this study discovered that majority of respondents are not able to have definite priorities between their responsibilities and commitments and their mobile phone usage and they are showing continuously intense addictive behavior and restlessness.
Only a few are those who are not often involved in addictive usage patterns. Thus, most youngsters use their cell phones on extreme limits and tend towards extreme behaviors leading towards addictive cellular phone usage and it causes intense and savior affects over their health.
Introduction Technological revolutions and inventions have provided the world with various inventions for various purposes. Communication channels have been so fantastically upgraded that communicate a person with thousands of miles apart is simply a game of seconds now.
Invention of fastened telephone in nineteenth century was no more a surprise in twenty first century when human brain invented portable mobile phone. This communicative technology has experienced an incredible growth. In, Swedish mobile used the primary official cell phone. InMotorola presented 1st truly portable cell phone www.
According to a researcher, it took 20 years to strap up one billion mobile phone users, 40months to harness 2 billion and just 2 years to reach the mark of 3. This industry has been among the quickest growing categories of consumption product.
Outstanding growth is often seen in its users particularly among youngsters.
Teenagers are the most vivid users of this technology. Each and every invention has brought comforts additionally as some threatening effects with it.
Same is in the case with mobile phone technology.
On the list of top 10 countries with largest number of mobile phone subscribers Pakistan ranked 10th www. Mobile phone users have increased fromin - 90 million in in Pakistan www. Growth rate has 3 increased from 0.
Hence, it is very important to identify the usage patterns of mobile users in Pakistan with a special focus on young users to delineate the addictive behaviors and its consequences and to explore their time management in relation to mobile phone usage and other essential activities so current study would be a value addition to this sphere of research.
Psychiatrists proclaim that in the 21st century mobile phone addiction has become one of the major non-drug addictions. Addict victims suffer social isolation and economic losses. They suggest a person to be addict if he feels an overwhelming need of cell phone usage for more than half an hour daily www.
Research methodology The aim of this study was to delineate the aspects of mobile phone usage among youngsters as well as usage patterns and behavioral components and addictive patterns of mobile phone usage.
For this purpose questionnaires were accustomed to elicit the responses. University students were chosen as population and simple but detailed anthropological technique were used. Literature review Studies recommend the downsides of mobile phone usage.
Power and Horstmansh Power MR, proposed that mobile phone usage provides youngsters with a chance to make and explore new relationships with others and to assist them.
They proposed that majority of the students give preference to make calls at night. This can cause restlessness, sleep loss and other adverse outcomes. Warner j, proposed that, young people use SMS to be in touch with their belongings and to make them feel a sense of their presence all the time.
Similarly, Ito m, claimed that, young people seem to be desperate to be in touch with their friends. Niaz u, proposed that addictive mobile use has now become an addictive public health problem and awareness about the dangers linked with extreme usage and addictive behaviors must be extended among youngsters.
Age matters when we point out the excessive use of mobile phone.Ch 10 Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction. STUDY. PLAY. List examples of most common addictions (10) -because they produce dramatic mood changes and cause cellular changes to which the body adapts so well that it eventually requires the chemical in order to function normally hair twitching, check email constantly, gossip, too much .
Nov 15, · The "addiction" part has more to do with it being a compulsive behavior. If you use your phone hours a day because you feel like you MUST or the thought of not having your phone makes you feel very distressed, you may have a problem%().
America's love affair with cellular phones — million carried them as of April — may have blossomed into a full-fledged addiction, with the devices interfering with personal. Addiction can involve more than just drugs and alcohol. Video games, computers, cell phones and other electronic devices teens can get their hands on are affecting their health more than they can imagine.
Gadget addiction may lead to: Obesity: putting on weight and lethargy is the most common symptom. Lack of concentration: studies, games or even listening to voices around is affected. Cell Phone Addiction Similar to Compulsive Shopping and Other Behavioral Addictions June 21, Addiction Research Behavioral addictions may not receive the same respect that substance abuse does, but they are still cause for concern.