Relation between Motivations of Using Smartphone and Its Overuse in Health College Students

보건계열 대학생의 스마트폰 이용 동기와 과다사용 간의 관계

  • Park, Dae-Sung (Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Gwangju Health University) ;
  • Yu, Eun-Yeong (Department of Health Administration, Gwangju Health University) ;
  • Lee, Byung-Hoon (Group of Industry-Academy Cooperation, Chunnam-Techno College)
  • 박대성 (광주보건대학교 응급구조과) ;
  • 유은영 (광주보건대학교 보건행정과) ;
  • 이병훈 (전남과학대학교 산학협력단)
  • Received : 2013.02.25
  • Accepted : 2013.05.09
  • Published : 2013.05.31


This study was to examine the influential factors of smartphone overuse in health college students. The subjects of this study were randomly selected from the departments of Emergency Medical Technology, Physical Therapy and Health Administration at G College in G metropolitan city and 250 subjects were sampled. After explaining the purposes of the research from Oct. 22 to 25, 2012 and obtaining their consent to take part in the research, structured self-administered questionnaire was given and examined. Final 223 data were collected and used for analysis with SPSS 12.0 for Window. To sum up the results of the research, it was confirmed that the motives of using smartphone were highest in entertainment and leisure on withdrawal of overuse sub-factors, ostentation and trend on tolerance, entertainment and leisure on compulsion and obsession, ostentation and trend on life inconvenience and side-effects, and entertainment and leisure throughout its overuse motives. Therefore, development and application of preventive education programs on overuse smartphone use with health college students are urgently required and practical personal counseling and management for overuse smartphone users should be conducted.


Health College Students;Smartphone;Use Motive;Overuse


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