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A study on behaviour of mobile users at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana: Boarders vis-à-vis non-boarders

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Harleen Kaur and Seema Sharma

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 773) Last page : ( 778)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00086.4

A study on behaviour of mobile users at Punjab agricultural university, Ludhiana: boarders vis-à-vis non-boarders

Kaur Harleen*, Research Scholar, Sharma Seema, Associate Professor
Department of Human Development, College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

*Email: harleenkr.kaur@gmail.com

JEL Classification: C81, C83, D12, O14

Online published on 6 August, 2015.

Abstract
The present study was conducted to seek the opinion regarding mobile usage among boarder and non-boarder adolescents. The study was comprised of 200 adolescents (100 boarders and 100 non-boarders) belonging to middle socio-economic status in 17–18 years of age range, randomly selected from two colleges of Punjab Agricultural University of Ludhiana. A self structured schedule on mobile usage was administered to assess adolescents’ opinion regarding mobile usage. The results revealed that a significantly large proportion of boarder students opined mobile phone as informative but also divided the people whereas non-boarders felt that it helps to express sentiments and unites the people. A significantly large percentage of boarders and non-boarders felt that text messaging impinges writing skills. A greater percentage of boarders and non-boarder adolescents had a feeling of sadness on the rejection of call and also opined that there should be age limit to possess a mobile phone.