The Usage Pattern of Mobile Phone among University Students: A Study on Dhaka City

Mouri Mehtaj

Abstract


The mobile phone is an intrinsic part of civilized society. This study investigates the
usage pattern of mobile phone among university students of Dhaka City. Four indicators
were used to examine the students' behavior towards mobile phone. These are: total daily
usage of mobile phone, daily usage for personal communication, daily usage for academic
purpose and daily usage for recreational activities. Data were collected by self-report
questionnaire from 328 participants and analyzed by SPSS 16. This study attempted to
unearth the attitude of the university students toward mobile phone use in a developing
country like Bangladesh. The findings indicate that female students are frequent users of
mobile phone in terms of personal communication and daily usage compare to male students.
But in academic and recreational activities, both genders showed less interest in using their
mobile phones.


Keywords


Mobile phone, personal communication, academic purpose, recreational activities.

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