Dr. Haridas Kuloor
The purpose of the study was to understand the smart phone usage by students and its influence on their sleeping pattern among students studying in university campus. Study tried to know the frequently used features of smart phone by the students.320 students studying in post-graduation courses from Mangalore University campus are involved in this survey. The age of the subjects ranged between 18-26 years. Self developed questionnaire to assess the smart phone usage and Pittsburg sleeping quality index (PSQI) were administered to the students. Study concludes that maximum number of students uses smart phones frequently and who use more than four hours were disturbed their sleep pattern. Findings from this study will help the institutions to better understand and control smart phone addiction behavior of the students.
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