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Alleviating depressitn tnly tt bectme prtblematic mtbile phtne users: Can face-tt- face ctmmunicatitn be the antidtte?

@inproceedings{Kim2017AlleviatingDT,
  title={Alleviating depressitn tnly tt bectme prtblematic mtbile phtne users: Can face-tt- face ctmmunicatitn be the antidtte?},
  author={Jung-Hyun Kim and Mihye Seo and Prabu David},
  year={2017}
}
With the increasing penetration of mobile phones, problematic use of mobile phone (PUMP) deserves attention. In this study, using a path model we examined the relationship between depression and PUMP, with motivations as mediators. Findings suggest that depressed people may rely on mobile phone to alleviate their negative feelings and spend more time on communication activities via mobile phone, which in turn can deteriorate into PUMP. However, face-to-face communication with others played a… 

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