Mobile usage: A comparative study of hostlers and dayscholars

Kaur, H.; Sharma, S.
March 2014
Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing;2014, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p293
Academic Journal
The present study was conducted to assess the mobile usage among hostler and dayscholar adolescents. The study was comprised of 200 adolescents (100 hostlers and 100 dayscholars) belonging to middle socio-economic status in 17-18 years of age range, purposively selected from two colleges of Punjab Agricultural University of Ludhiana city. Socio-Economic Status Scale by Sharma (2010) was used to determine the socio-economic status of adolescents. A self structured Mobile Usage Questionnaire was used to assess the mobile usage among adolescents. Results revealed that majority of the hostlers recharged their mobile phones more frequently as compared to dayscholars and their parents paid the monthly bills. All the respondents (hostlers and dayscholars) used their mobile phones for whole of the day for calling and chatting. Hostlers used mobile phones more for text messaging and calling followed by download music, films and pictures, pass time and assignments.


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