Fitri Hardianti


Nomophobia is an abbreviation of "No Mobile Phone Phobia" which is a concern that arises when it is far from its Mobile Phone. Those who have a tendency to suffer from nomophobia will be overwhelmed with anxiety when away from their Mobile Phone so they will always try to be close to their Mobile Phone. This can certainly be a psychiatric disorder and can even have an aggressive impact on others if you don't find the Mobile Phone with him. The purpose of this research is to find out the meaning of nomophobia in the perspective of media, culture and technology from the point of view of students who have nomophobic tendencies. The method used in this study is qualitative with a phenomenological approach. Data collection techniques used were in-depth interviews. The data analysis technique uses miles and huberman interactive model analysis. And the data validity technique in this study uses source triangulation. The results of this study are that it is known that there is a close connection between Nomophobia and the perspective of media, culture and technology. As for the meaning, rituals and motives of a person in using Mobile Phone is different. Among the meanings of the informants regarding Mobile Phone, namely: there are those who interpret it as a source of information, some say as a tool that connects with other people, and there are also those who interpret it as a source of income. As for the self-ritual of students with nomophobic tendencies where they are daily dependent on the presence of mobile phones, whether it is to seek information, related to work and so on. And besides, their motives for using Mobile Phone can be concluded that is related to the need for technology in facilitating their daily work.


Nomophobia; Media; Culture; Technology and Phenomenology

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