A study on the Mediating Effect of Stress Coping Strategies in the Relationship between Emotional Empathy and Smartphone Addiction of University Students

대학생의 정서적 공감, 스트레스 대처방식, 스마트폰 중독의 구조모형 연구: 스트레스 대처방식의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • 이유리 (남부대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 박정숙 (남부대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


This study aimed to investigate the mediating effects of stress coping strategies in the relationship between emotional empathy and smartphone addiction. To get the results, a survey was conducted, targeting university students. Key outcomes of the analysis were as follows. First, it was verified that emotional empathy and smartphone addiction, stress coping strategies and smartphone addiction had statistically meaningful direct relationships. Second, it was analyzed that stress coping strategies had partial mediating effects in the relationship between emotional empathy and smartphone addiction. Third, difference analysis according to gender, female students showed higher smartphone addiction and lower active stress coping strategy in comparison with male students. Based in these results, comprehensive interventions for preventing smartphone addiction were proposed.


Supported by : Nambu University


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