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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 966-971
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.117


Usage Pattern of Smartphone during COVID-19 Lock Down
Diksha Gautam1* and Minakshi Gautam2
1Department of Family Resource Management & Consumer Science, College of Community Science, A.N.D.U.A.&T., Kumarganj, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
2Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, College of Community Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The spread of COVID-19 has prompted people all over the world to change their daily lives and, in many cases, work or study from home, Changes in behaviour due to lockdown restrictions have caused measurable changes in the usage of Smartphone. The main aim of this study was designed to study usage Pattern of Smartphone during COVID-19 Lock down. Online survey was conducted in about 200 respondents in the age group of 18 - above 30 years. Questionnaire based online survey showed that Total 80 percent respondents experiencing increased usage of Smartphone mainly for social media and entertainment purpose daily. Due to longer usage of Smartphone 21 percent of respondents’ experienced visual fatigue and 18 percent experienced watery eyes. These changes in Smartphone use might have long lasting effect on physical, mental and social health and need corrective measures to help people lead a healthy lifestyle during this epidemic and in future.


Keywords: Smartphone, Pandemic, Lockdown, Smartphone usage, Life style
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Diksha Gautam and Minakshi Gautam. 2020. Usage Pattern of Smartphone during COVID-19 Lock Down.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 966-971. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.117