A Descriptive Study to Assess the Prevalence of Nomophobia among School going Children in Selected Districts of Gujarat


  • Binu Joe PhD Scholar, SRK University, Bhopal, MP, India.
  • Linson CC JOSCO, Mangalore




Introduction: Mobile phones have nowadays become a part and parcel of our life. We are not able to live without mobile technology. Mobiles have become an important part of our techno culture. Adolescents are very used to mobile phones and they are not able to live without them. Smartphones are the basic necessity of an adolescent’s life.
Method: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the prevalence of nomophobia among school-going children from Rajkot and Surendranagar districts of Gujarat.
Result: The present study reveals that 52.58% of the participants had a moderate level of nomophobia, 32.58% had a mild level of nomophobia, 14.40% had a severe level of nomophobia, and only 0.44% had no signs of nomophobia.
Conclusion: In the present scenario, due to online classes, students are more and more involved with smartphone technologies for online classes. Nomophobia is very prevalent among school-going children and it’s affecting their health.

How to cite this article:
Joe B, Linson CC. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Prevalence of Nomophobia among School going Children in Selected Districts of Gujarat. Ind J Holist Nurs 2020; 11(4): 1-4.


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