Author(s): Augner C, Hacker GW
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study aims to address possible associations between excessive or dysfunctional use of mobile phones and certain psychological variables. METHODS: Our study focuses on Problematic Mobile Phone Use (PU) in 196 young adults. A survey was arranged to measure PU, daily mobile phone use in minutes, use of short message service (SMS) and also included psychological and health variables (e.g., chronic stress, depression). RESULTS: Statistic analysis indicates that chronic stress, low emotional stability, female gender, young age, depression, and extraversion are associated with PU. CONCLUSIONS: Future research needs to clarify the causality of these findings and should also intend to develop concepts for a more meaningful use of mobile phone and related technologies.
This article was published in Int J Public Health
and referenced in Bipolar Disorder: Open Access