Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Nomophobia, socio-emotional behavior, health allied, smartphone


Modern technological advancements increasingly become incorporated into the lives of many, especially during online classes amidst the pandemic. While being most capable of using technology, younger generations have higher risks of acquiring smartphone addiction and even developing phobias of losing their smartphone, affecting their social skills and emotions. This study intends to explore the relationship between nomophobia and the socioemotional behavior among health allied senior high school students of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. Via a quantitative, descriptivecorrelational study and using a modified Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMPQ) and Mobile Phone Involvement Questionnaire (MPIQ), results were gathered through an online survey. Data gathering involved 276 DLSMHSI Grade 11 and 12 students through random sampling. Most of the respondents were female at the age of 18 and above, studying in Grade 12. In addition, most have used their smartphones for more than five years, more than five times daily and more than five hours daily, while not using them for 1 to 2 hours. Disproving the null hypothesis, the 276 respondents displayed very low levels of nomophobia (2.49) and low levels of socio-emotional behavior (2.70), entailing a significant relationship between them. Further studies regarding this topic were recommended to explore a wider spectrum of demographics as well as the psychiatric facet of nomophobia and its socioemotional behavior on individuals.

First Advisor

Myra Michelle M. Mojica