Have you heard this word before??? Well I’ll tell you that you must be suffering from this disease.. Shocked??
Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone, or of being unable to communicate with others using mobile. Now, you realize that i was right and that most of us are suffering from this disease. Still don’t believe me try to live without your phone for a day or two.
U.S. researchers at the Iowa state University(ISU) have identified four dimensions of this modern-day phobia. They did a lot of research and conducted a study in which the participants were given a list of question to respond them by answering each question on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 for strong disagree and 10 agree.
The questionnaire includes statements such as: I would feel uncomfortable without constant access to information through my smartphone; I would be annoyed if I could not look information up on my smartphone when I wanted to do so; Being unable to get the news (eg, happenings, weather, etc) on my smartphone would make me nervous. Other statements said I would be annoyed if I could not use my smartphone and/or its capabilities when I wanted to do so; Running out of battery in my smartphone would scare me; If I were to run out of credits or hit my monthly data limit, I would panic; and if I did not have a data signal or could not connect to Wi-Fi, then I would constantly check to see if I had a signal or could find a Wi-Fi network.