Self-reported dependence on mobile phones in young adults: A European cross-cultural empirical survey Cover Image

Self-reported dependence on mobile phones in young adults: A European cross-cultural empirical survey
Self-reported dependence on mobile phones in young adults: A European cross-cultural empirical survey

Author(s): Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, Daria J. Kuss, Lucia Romo, Yannick Morvan, Laurence Kern, Pierluigi Graziani, Amelie Rousseau, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Anja Bischof, Ann-Kathrin GÄSSLER, Adriano Schimmenti, Alessia Passanisi, Niko Männikkö, Maria KÄÄRIÄNEN, Zsolt Demetrovics, Orsolya Király, Mariano Choliz, JUAN JOSÉ ZACARÉS, Emilia Serra, Mark D. Griffiths, Halley M. Pontes, Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta, Joanna Chwaszcz, Daniele Zullino, Lucien Rochat, Sophia Achab, Joël Billieux
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Experimental Pschology, Behaviorism, Evaluation research, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: problematic mobile phone use; mobile phone dependence; behavioral addictions; young adults; cross-cultural research;

Summary/Abstract: Despite many positive benefits, mobile phone use can be associated with harmful and detrimental behaviors. The aim of this study was twofold: to examine (a) cross-cultural patterns of perceived dependence on mobile phones in ten European countries, first, grouped in four different regions (North: Finland and UK; South: Spain and Italy; East: Hungary and Poland; West: France, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland), and second by country, and (b) how socio-demographics, geographic differences, mobile phone usage patterns, and associated activities predicted this perceived dependence. Methods: A sample of 2,775 young adults (aged 18–29 years) were recruited in different European Universities who participated in an online survey.

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 168-177
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English