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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Smartphone Addiction Predictors And Subjective Health Problems Among Adolescent Boys In Technical College At Tirunelveli, South India

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Shylaja .J, Annapoorani. M



Adolescent boys, Smartphone predictors, subjective health problems, Smartphone addiction, Technical college.



The study aims to assess smart phone addiction predictors and subjective health problems among adolescent boys. A cross sectional Institution based survey was conducted amongst 205 Technical students of FX Technical College, Tirunelveli, south India. A self-reported English questionnaire of Smartphone addiction scale short version for adolescents (SAS-SV) was used. Data were analyzed statistically by SPSS-16V. About 86.8% of students were being highly involved with their mobile phone. The major smartphone addiction predictor was frequency of mobile phone use (OR=0.43) times more likely to exhibit addiction and subjective health problems were head ache and eye burning (37%) back pain and neck pain (31%) that shown a small effect (ω2= 0.058) and medium effect (ω2= 0.103) among Smartphone users.



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