The relationship among Smartphone addiction, Emotional intelligence, Critical thinking disposition and Communication skill for nursing students

간호대학생의 스마트폰 중독, 감성지능, 비판적 사고성향 및 의사소통능력 간의 관계

  • Lee, Oi Sun (Department of Nursing, Changshin University) ;
  • Kim, Mi Jung (Department of Nursing, Changwon Moonsung University)
  • 이외선 (창신대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김미정 (창원문성대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.01
  • Accepted : 2017.07.20
  • Published : 2017.07.28


This study was done to identify the relationship among smartphone addiction, emotional intelligence, critical thinking disposition and communication skill for nursing students. Subjects were 301 associate nursing students in Korea. The data were collected using self -report questionnaire from november 1 to november 30, 2016. Data were analyzed by frequencies, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation using SPSS Win 18.0. The score for Smartphone addiction was 2.84. Tolerance was the highest and Virtual world orientation was the lowest in the subdimension. 88.7% of the general user group, 9.6% of the potential risk user group and 1.7% of the high risk user group were in the order of the smartphone addiction. Smartphone addiction were significantly negative correlation with emotional intelligence and critical thinking disposition in nursing students. And the higher smartphone addiction was showed the lower emotional intelligence, critical thinking disposition. Smartphone addiction were no significantly correlation with communication skill in nursing students. Emotional intelligence were significantly positive correlation with critical thinking disposition and communication skill in nursing students. Therefore, To increase emotional intelligence and critical thinking disposition of nursing students, it is necessary to develop and test the program for decrease smartphone addiction of nursing students.


Communication skill;Critical thinking disposition;Emotional intelligence;Smartphone addiction;Nursing students


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