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The Effects of Personal, Environmental, SmartPhone Characteristics Factors on the SmartPhone Addiction Degrees and Daily Life of University Students

개인특성, 환경특성, 스마트폰특성이 대학생의 스마트폰 중독정도 및 일상생활의 변화에 미치는 영향력 분석

  • Ahn, Hyun-Sook (School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University)
  • 안현숙 (경북대학교 컴퓨터학부 프라임사업단)
  • Received : 2017.04.05
  • Accepted : 2017.06.20
  • Published : 2017.06.28

Abstract

This study examined what leads to smartphone addiction by looking into personal, environmental, and smartphone characteristics, to identify their influences on the degree of addiction and changes in daily life. Therefore, surveys were conducted on college undergraduates, who get easily addicted to smartphones The study hypotheses were evaluated through a structural equation model on a total of 370 collected survey questionnaires Findings revealed: first, with reference to personal characteristics, the more competent and highly related one is, the more negatively influenced one is in getting addicted to smartphones. Second, as for environmental characteristics, the bigger the social impact is, the more positively influenced one is on smartphone addiction. Third, among the characteristics of a smartphone, the ubiquity showed a positive influence on smartphone addiction. Lastly, the degree to which one is addicted to a smartphone has(either positive or negative) on the changes in one's daily life. These results are not intended to blindly inhibit smartphone use by highlighting the negative aspects of smartphones, but are expected to serve as basic data to develop a preventative and remedial program based on the degree of smartphone addiction.

Keywords

Smartphone Addiction;University Students;Daily Life;Positive Impact;Negative Impact

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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