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Effects of ACT on Smartphone Addiction Level, Self-Control, and Anxiety of College Students with Smartphone Addiction
수용전념치료(ACT)가 스마트폰 중독을 보이는 대학생의 스마트폰 중독 수준, 자기 조절 및 불안에 미치는 효과
- Yu, Hwa-Gyoung (Dept. of Psychology, Chonbuk National University) ;
- Son, ChongNak (Dept. of Psychology, Chonbuk National University)
- Received : 2015.12.15
- Accepted : 2016.02.20
- Published : 2016.02.28
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of ACT on smartphone addiction level, self-control, and anxiety of college students with smartphone addiction. 320 college students who lived in Chonbuk completed SAPS-A. 42 students who gained more than 40 points score by SAPS-A completed SCRS, STAI, and AAQ-16 as pre-treatment. Final 18 participants were randomly assigned to 9 in the ACT group and 9 in control group. ACT program was administered for 8 sessions, follow-up study was conducted at the end of treatment and at 4 weeks follow-up periods. The results of this study were as follows: Smartphone addiction and anxiety levels of ACT group were significantly reduced and maintained until the follow-up. Self-control and Acceptance-action levels were significantly increased and maintained until the follow-up. It has been confirmed that ACT had an effect on smartphone addiction treatment, anxiety decrease and self-control ability improving, therefore, based on this result, further research will be needed to apply the ACT on smartphone addiction treatment in families, school, local community, etc.
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