Gender differences in smartphone usage patterns of adolescents
Keywords:Gender Differences, Smartphone Usage Pattern, Adolescents, Hrs. per Week, Social Networking Sites, gaming applications, online shopping applications, pictures applications, entertainment applications, knowledge applications, security applications, fitness applications.
AbstractThe number of smartphone users throughout the world is increasing day by day. Even the age of smartphone access, too, is decreasing with time. Today, smartphone addiction is the most important concern of parents and caretakers of teenagers. The increasing time spent by teenagers on smartphone raises the concern why they spend so much time on it. The present research tries to explore gender differences in smartphone usage pattern of adolescents and therefore, tries to explore possible reasons for both genders for increasing smartphone addiction. The present study was conducted on a sample of 300 adolescents and findings suggest that females and males have significantly different pattern of smartphone usage. The present study also tries to explore causes of problematic smartphone usage among females (as they spend significantly more amount of time on smartphones than males) and possible solutions for the same.
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