A preliminary investigation into the prevalence and prediction of problematic cell phone use

@article{Smetaniuk2014API,
  title={A preliminary investigation into the prevalence and prediction of problematic cell phone use},
  author={Peter Smetaniuk},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Addictions},
  year={2014},
  volume={3},
  pages={41 - 53}
}
  • Peter Smetaniuk
  • Published 3 February 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Background and aims: Likening mobile phone use dependency to the classification of excessive behaviors may be necessarily equivalent in seriousness to previously established addictions such as problematic computing or excessive gambling. The aim of the study explores into the behavior of excessive use of mobile phones as a pathological behavior. Methods: Two studies investigated criteria for problematic mobile phone usage by examining student (Study 1, N = 301) and nonstudent (Study 2, N = 362… 

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