Mobile Usage Behavior among Agricultural Students in Haryana
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Keywords:Agricultural students, COVID-19, Mobile usage behavior, Technology integration
Mobile is a versatile technological tool used by the students for multiple purposes especially during COVID-Â 19 pandemic viz., communication, education, research and entertainment. A study was carried out to assessÂ the mobile usage behavior among the students of Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. Empirical data were collected personally from 200 students through a structured interviewÂ schedule and analyzed using standard methodology. Findings revealed that all the students used mobile daily for more than 4 hours. More than half of the students (54.00%) used Xiaomi/MI mobile phone with JioÂ network services for entertainment and communication purpose compared to academic and professionalÂ purpose. Social networking apps were most frequently visited by the students followed by entertainmentÂ and educational apps. Study also revealed that personality traits viz.; age, education, medium of schooling, schooling, annual expenditure, scientific orientation, mass media exposure, information seeking behavior and
risk orientation exhibited positive and significant correlation with their usage behavior of mobile at 0.05 levelÂ of probability.
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