Mobile Phones and Mental Soundness in College Students

Dr.K. Geetha and Dr.P. Senthamizh Pavai

The term mobile learning or M-Learning covers replacement of hardcopies that includes books, newspapers comprising customized learning materials. This paper concentrates on the learner’s mobility, communicating with movable technologies and education shows on how the community and its establishments can support and accommodate a growing portable population. Mobile learning is the skill to study independently of time and place, eased by a series of portable devices. The investigator used the normative survey method, data were tabulated, and findings, suggestions and appropriate conclusions were arrived based on the analysis. Two hundred and forty students from Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute were taken as sample for the study. The attitude scale prepared by the investigator was used for the present study. The result and findings of the hypotheses reveals that mental unsteadiness exists among college students due to mobile phones. It was also observed that the unsteadiness was more among boys compared to the girls. The study revealed that there was not much difference in rural and urban students who are affected by using mobile phones. Hence, it is in the parents’ hands and the tutors to take required steps to modify the students’ attitude and direct them in the correct way to use the mobile phone. Government should understand the importance of training students using mobile and aid should be provided in institutions to facilitate the technology and to access mobile with latest technology.

Volume 11 | 10-Special Issue

Pages: 326-329

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP10/20192808