Prevalence and Psychological Intervention of Internet and Smart Phone Addiction
G. Archana1, P. Balaji2

1G. Archana, Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, VISTAS, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. P. Balaji, P.G Research, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Guru Nanak College Autonomous, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 20 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 29 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 273-276 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10721284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1072.1284S419
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Abstract: This empirical research was aimed to explore the prevalence and psychological interventions of college youth towards internet and smart phone addiction in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu. This study was adopted exploratory research design to explore the perception of college youth towards their addiction of internet and smart phone in their day-to-day lives. This study was adopted survey method and structured questionnaire of 173 were collected from college students. The result indicates that college youth have higher addiction towards internet and cognitive confinement factor, laxness factor and usage supremacy factor are the major factors of internet usage among college students. The college youth are suggested to reduce the usage of internet and smartphone by giving focus to other physical activities. The college youth are suggested to have self-control and determination to use smart phone whenever there is actual need for appropriate usage.
Keywords: Internet, Smart Phone, Addiction, Cognitive Confinement, Laxness and Usage Supremacy.
Scope of the Article: Smart Grid Communications