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J Mil Med 2018, 19(6): 595-606 Back to browse issues page
Pathology of Mobile Phone use in Military University Students from the Views of Media and Communications professionals: A Thematic Analysis
Shirzad Razavizadeh , Akram Parandeh , Fatemeh Rahmati- Najarkolaei *
Health Research Center, Life style institute, Baqiyatallah Medical Science University, Tehran, Iran , fatemeh_rahmati@bmsu.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Cell phone technology in universities is growing exponentially, while related social research is rare. The purpose of this study was to identify the pathology and provide the conceptual model of cell phone use in military students during 2017.
Methods: This study was a qualitative study using thematic content analysis. Semi-structured interviews and literatures were used to collect data. The semi-structured interview was conducted with 11 media and communications experts by a purposeful sampling method. To analyze the data, descriptive coding, interpretive coding and overarching themes were used.
Results: Three functions and three malfunctions of scientific-educational, cultural-social and communication dimensions were identified, and 35 indicators were determined as positive points and negative damages of cell phones in military students. In addition, three intra-personal, environmental and organizational dimensions were developed to enhance the capabilities and address mobile threats, and 15 indicators were identified as strategies to improve the capabilities and address the threats of the cell phone.
Conclusion: Reducing the negative consequences and promoting the positive use of mobile phones in the field of communication, educational and cultural-social in the military university students should be considered. Also, this study can be considered as an exploratory study for using in military students.
Keywords: Education, Pathology, Qualitative Research, Students, Smartphone
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2017/10/4 | Accepted: 2018/01/19 | Published: 2018/02/10
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Razavizadeh S, Parandeh A, Rahmati- Najarkolaei F. Pathology of Mobile Phone use in Military University Students from the Views of Media and Communications professionals: A Thematic Analysis. J Mil Med. 2018; 19 (6) :595-606
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