Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-8
Mi-ok Kim1 , Heejeong Kim1* , Kyungsook Kim1 , Sejin Ju1 , Junghyun Choi1 and Mi Yu2
1 Department of Nursing, Namseoul University Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do - 331-707, Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Chungcheongbuk-do - 660-701, Korea
In this study, a survey was conducted to examine the relationship among smartphone addiction tendency, depression, aggression and impulsion in college students. The data were collected via structural questionnaires completed by 353 college students located in Cheonan who agreed to participate in this study. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between smartphone addiction and depression, and there were positive correlations among smartphone addiction, aggression and impulsion. Hierarchial regression analysis was used to determine the influence of smartphone addiction tendency and to identify its correlation with depression, aggression and impulsions. First step hierarchy that controlled general characteristics shows that gender (p<.001) influenced smartphone addiction. Explanatory power for explaining the smartphone addiction of the control variables is found to be 5.6%. Including independent variables Model 2 shows a significant increase and the explanatory power for explaining the smartphone addiction is 31.2% (p<.001).
Keywords: Aggression, Depression, Impulsion, Smartphone Game
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