The main purpose of this article is to understand the relation between the usage of smartphones , family life and anxiety. This topic has been selected as there were many types of research that have taken place earlier over this particular topic (Samaha & Hawi, 2016). A research carried on with the Chinese students was of this opinion that improper usage of the internet via smartphones may lead to a lack of love and affection from the family members. I have also been seen that many of the studies are confirming about the marital disorders between parents as the main cause behind using of this smartphones or internets. Like any other article, this article also has used some of the procedures or methods for gathering the data.
The sampling procedure was used for getting the data for this particular article. The random sampling method was used by selecting a random number of students. They were asked to participate in this survey and were asked to fill up a survey questionnaire. I have seen that about 381 students filled up those questions and have sent it after completing the whole process. So, it is basically a response rate of 54.5 percent (Hawi & Samaha, 2017). So, it is evident from here that the undergraduate students had, made use of the smartphones and the internet connections for filling up these questionnaires.
The average of the age of the respondents was something between 17 to 2 years of age. So, this is basically proving the fact that the usage of smartphones and the internet is quite high among the people belong within this age group. However, the important information regarding the age and the confidentiality of any kinds of information was maintained. There were several instruments used for this research. Some of the instruments are the Smartphone addiction scale short version. Apart from this, the black anxiety inventory was also used that helped in knowing the kinds of problems or anxieties that are faced by the people when they keep on using the smartphones, internet, and many other such social sites. It was seen that the cut off for a male is e1 and 33 for that of women. So, it is evident that some way or the other the risk factor is higher for the females than the males.
The results showed that the undergraduate students that have acre access to the smartphones and the use of social platforms at a random rate are likely to develop this anxiety. However, if they can use the smartphones in a controlled amount then it is less likely for them to develop any such signs of anxiety.
The statistical methods were used for the data analyzing part. This helped in getting a clear result of the relation between the smartphones and the anxiety. It was found that smartphones have entered into our lives and became an integral part of it. So, giving up the usage is not a feasible solution. The parents have to be educated so that they can talk with their children regarding the harmful effects of excessive smartphone uses.
Hawi, N. S., & Samaha, M. (2017). Relationships among smartphone addiction, anxiety, and family relations. Behaviour & Information Technology, 36(10), 1046-1052.
Samaha, M., & Hawi, N. S. (2016). Relationships among smartphone addiction, stress, academic performance, and satisfaction with life. Computers in Human Behavior, 57, 321-325.