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Utilitarian dimensions and behavioural inconsistencies of young fanatic mobile phone users - a study on Indian perspectives

Utilitarian dimensions and behavioural inconsistencies of young fanatic mobile phone users - a... Mobile phones have turned out to be indispensable in today's society and are regarded as a communication technology revolution. Many psychologists have started giving warnings about the ill effects of these technologies and studies are also pointing towards potential addictive behaviour towards use of mobile phones. This study tries to find out the role of excessive mobile phone usage in the m-health of users. The paper tries to unravel that there is a need to shift focus from m-health to m-p-health, mobile psychological health. The study looks at whether excessive mobile phone usage falls under the category of non-drug addiction and also tries to identify the product attributes and services perception of mobile phone usage and behaviour dysfunctionalities. The study also tries to analyse whether there is gender influences on the behavioural dimensions of fanatic mobile phone users. Keywords: mobile addiction; fanatism; hedonic and utilitarian aspects. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Joy, G.V., Silvian, S.P., Alahmari, K. and Anbuudayasankar, S.P. (2017) ` of young fanatic mobile phone users ­ a study on Indian perspectives', Int. J. Enterprise Network Management, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.78­95. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Biographical notes: Gemini V. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Enterprise Network Management Inderscience Publishers

Utilitarian dimensions and behavioural inconsistencies of young fanatic mobile phone users - a study on Indian perspectives

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
1748-1252
eISSN
1748-1260
DOI
10.1504/IJENM.2017.083611
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Abstract

Mobile phones have turned out to be indispensable in today's society and are regarded as a communication technology revolution. Many psychologists have started giving warnings about the ill effects of these technologies and studies are also pointing towards potential addictive behaviour towards use of mobile phones. This study tries to find out the role of excessive mobile phone usage in the m-health of users. The paper tries to unravel that there is a need to shift focus from m-health to m-p-health, mobile psychological health. The study looks at whether excessive mobile phone usage falls under the category of non-drug addiction and also tries to identify the product attributes and services perception of mobile phone usage and behaviour dysfunctionalities. The study also tries to analyse whether there is gender influences on the behavioural dimensions of fanatic mobile phone users. Keywords: mobile addiction; fanatism; hedonic and utilitarian aspects. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Joy, G.V., Silvian, S.P., Alahmari, K. and Anbuudayasankar, S.P. (2017) ` of young fanatic mobile phone users ­ a study on Indian perspectives', Int. J. Enterprise Network Management, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.78­95. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Biographical notes: Gemini V.

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International Journal of Enterprise Network ManagementInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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