Smartphone addiction among nursing students in higher learning institutions / Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Zarifah Abu Bakar and Najihan Abu Bakar

Ahmad Sharoni, Siti Khuzaimah and Abu Bakar, Zarifah and Abu Bakar, Najihan (2020) Smartphone addiction among nursing students in higher learning institutions / Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Zarifah Abu Bakar and Najihan Abu Bakar. ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 4 (1). pp. 13-19. ISSN 2600-7274

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Abstract

Smartphone has more advanced computing skill hence making the use of a smartphone possible for varied purposes and objectives. However, the negative side of the smartphone usage is ignored by many people especially among the younger generation. Thus, this study is to provide some information about smartphone addiction among nursing students in a public university. Cross-sectional survey was carried out at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam Campus, from December 2018 to January 2019. The questionnaire was distributed to the nursing students to assess their smartphone addiction. A total of 212 questionnaires were distributed during the data collection procedure and out of these 200 questionnaires were completed and returned by the respondents. The total mean of smartphone addiction scale was found to be moderate. The study found that there is a correlation between smartphone addiction with age and Cumulative Grade Point Average. The study concludes that it is important to create awareness on smartphone addiction especially among younger students and students those who have low CGPA scores. Several recommendations were put forward as guidelines to minimize smartphone addiction.

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Item Type: Article
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Ahmad Sharoni, Siti Khuzaimah
sitik123@uitm.edu.my
Abu Bakar, Zarifah
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Abu Bakar, Najihan
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research > Citizen participation
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research > Quantitative research
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (EJSSH)
ISSN: 2600-7274
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 13-19
Official URL: http://ejssh.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 41231
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smartphone, Addiction, Students, Higher Learning Institutions
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41231

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