A preliminary investigation of materialism and impulsiveness as predictors of technological addictions among young adults.

  title={A preliminary investigation of materialism and impulsiveness as predictors of technological addictions among young adults.},
  author={James A. Roberts and Stephen F. Pirog},
  journal={Journal of behavioral addictions},
  volume={2 1},
Background and aims The primary objective of the present research is to investigate the drivers of technological addiction in college students - heavy users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The study places cell phone and instant messaging addiction in the broader context of consumption pathologies, investigating the influence of materialism and impulsiveness on these two technologies. Clearly, cell phones serve more than just a utilitarian purpose. Cell phones are used in… 

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