The Relationship Between Nomophobia and Anxiety Levels in Healthy Young Individuals


Gunes N. A. , Ozdemir Ç.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, vol.59, no.8, pp.23-33, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/02793695-20210324-02
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-33

Abstract

The current study was performed to determine whether there is a relationship between nomophobia (i.e., fear of being without a mobile phone or disconnected from mobile phone communication) levels and anxiety among healthy young individuals and whether nomophobia affects work or academic life. Three hundred sixty young individuals with no health problems were included in the study. The Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were used to measure participants' nomophobia levels. There was a statistically significant relationship between NMP-Q and BAI scores in the male group. As NMP-Q scores increased, BAI scores also increased. However, we could not find such a relationship in the female group. We have shown that individuals who do not have their mobile phones with them experience anxiety that affects their work and/or academic life. Efforts should be made to raise awareness of nomophobia, which concerns not only individuals but society as a whole.