“A Correlational Study On Nomophobia With Metacognition And Emotional State Among University Students”

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Shweta Srivastava
Avni Atri
Apoorva Shukla
Anindya S Nag


The purpose of this study is to find out the correlation of Nomophobia with Metacognition and Emotional States among University students. This study examined the correlation of the scores of Nomophobia with Metacognition; and Nomophobia with 8 different emotional states of students studying in Amity University. The 8 emotional states studied in this research paper includes Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Fatigue, Guilt, Regression, Extraversion and Arousal. 200 participants of age group 18-23 years of age studying in Amity University were selected for the survey. 

Background: Nomophobia is one of the most prevalent disorders in today’s adult and adolescent population and so, this study focuses on finding the correlation of Nomophobia with Metacognition and various emotional states in University students. With aprevalence rate of 66%, its prevalence is likely to increase with coming generations because of over dependency on phones.

Objective: The objective of this study is to find the correlation Nomophobia with Metacognition and 8 different emotional states.

Materials Used: In this study Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q) by Yildrim, Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ- 30) by Wells & Cartwright-Hatton  and 8 States Questionnaire (ESQ) by Curran & Cattell were used to assess the traits of Nomophobia, Metacognition and Emotional States respectively and post the scoring of all the questionnaires, SPSS was used to find the Pearson Correlation Coefficient.

Results: The results indicated that Nomophobia scores had a negative correlation with Metacognition and Arousal, there was no correlation of Nomophobia with Extraversion, while positive correlation with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, fatigue, Regression and Guilt was found.


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Shweta Srivastava, Avni Atri, Apoorva Shukla, & Anindya S Nag. (2023). “A Correlational Study On Nomophobia With Metacognition And Emotional State Among University Students”. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(10s(2), 1918–1923. https://doi.org/10.53555/jrtdd.v6i10s(2).2443
Author Biographies

Shweta Srivastava

Visiting Faculty, University of Lucknow

Avni Atri

Visiting Faculty, University of Lucknow

Apoorva Shukla

Visiting Faculty, University of Lucknow

Anindya S Nag

Visiting Faculty, University of Lucknow


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