- Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nehru College of Nursing, Palakkad, Kerala, India
- Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nehru College of Nursing, Palakkad, Kerala, India
Selfitis is a psychological behavior which enhances the desire of an individual to take photos oneself habitually. Students are the major victims of this condition as they are the immediate vulnerable people for all social advancement and currently they are the major stakeholders of gadgets and smartphone. Screen time utilization of students is comparatively more after the impact of COVID-19. Selfie and reels are the new trend students are like to be with smartphones almost all time. This study aims to assess the level of selfitis behavior after COVID-19 lockdown among college students. The study design was descriptive in nature and 200 college students are selected conveniently as samples. The results of the study reveals that 9 samples are not showing any selfitis behavior (4.5%), 41 samples have mild selfitis behaviors (20.5%), 107 have moderate selfitis behavior (53.5%) and 43 have severe selfitis behavior (21.5%). Chi-Square is used to calculate the association between the level of selfitis among college students and their demographic variables. Significant association is found between selfitis score and demographic variables such as age and class of family. The study concluded that there is a possibility of selfitiis among students and the study recommending that it’s a high time to provide special attention and awareness to the youngsters regarding the use of smartphones.
Keywords: Selfitis, education, healthcare, college students, psychological disorder
[This article belongs to International Journal of Neurological Nursing(ijnen)]
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|Received||September 25, 2022|
|Accepted||October 1, 2022|
|Published||October 7, 2022|