1.There will be a significant negative relationship between electronic gadget excessive use and academic performance. 2.There will be a significant negative relationship between electronic gadget excessive use and family interaction. 3.There will be a significant association between electronic gadget excessive use and socio demographic variables. such as age, sex, standard, education of parents, occupation of parents, income of parents, number of children, order of birth, religion, place of residence, type of family, availability of devices, hobbies, outdoor activities and social gathering. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS: Electronic gadget: The term electronic gadget refers to latest scientific interventions such as television, computer / internet, mobile phone and play station / videogames.
11 Excessive use: It refers to any adolescents using the electronic gadget very frequently as measured by electronic gadget excessive use screening tool with the score of 75 – 100. Adolescents: Young person who has undergone puberty but who has not reached full maturity, who is studying in IX, X, XI, XII standard, and between the age group of 13-19 years. Academic Performance: This denotes the mean average score obtained by IX, X, XI, XII standard students in the past three terminal examination (quarterly, half yearly & annual) conducted by their respective schools. Family Interaction: Family interaction is an opportunity to maintain, establish and promote parent child relationship as measured by family interaction assessment tool. ASSUMPTION: 1.Adolescents are more attracted by the electronic gadgets. 2.Use of electronic gadget is progressively increased among adolescents. DELIMITATIONS: 1.This study is delimited to selected private English Medium School 2.Data collection period is delimited to 5 weeks.
12 PROJECTED OUTCOMES: The findings of the study will help a nurse to plan for interventional educational programme such as counseling on ill effects of excessive electronic gadgets use, and it will help to create awareness to the parents and children about the influence of electronic gadgets excessive use on academic performance and family interaction. CONCEPTUAL FAMEWORK The Health Belief Model (HBM) is a psychological model that that attempts to explain and predict health behaviors. This is done by focusing on the attitudes and beliefs of individuals. The HBM was first developed in the 1950s by social psychologists Hochbaum, Rosenstock and Kegels working in the U.S. Public Health Services. This study is based on Rosenstock’s Health belief model. This model focuses on 3 concepts is individual’s perception modifying factors & likelihood of action. Health belief model helps the health care provider in recognizing negative consequences of excessive electronic gadget and use addresses the relationship between person’s belief and behaviour, and also it helps in motivating the adolescents to promote health through counseling and distribution of pamphlets.
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