Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
Effect of smartphone use on physical activity in school going children
Author(s): Saurambhika Tiwari, Dr. Mandar Malawade
Abstract: Background and Purpose: Physical activity
is the important source of development in children. As the smartphone use is
strongly integrates in young people behavior it interrupts day to day activity
due to which the physical activity is getting decrease in young population as
they are getting more attracted to smartphones.The aim of the
study is to see the effect of smartphone use on the physical activity in school
of 30 school going children is collected from the random population.
Participants were assessed for Brockport Fitness Test for the physical activity
and the small version of smartphone addiction scale was used for the smartphone
study results as smartphone addiction among the age group 11-17 years showed no
significant effect on their physical activity.
Discussion and Conclusion: Through the results it is suggested that
subjects with smartphone addiction spend time using their smartphones on social
media but along with that they also have good physical fitness.