Does Smartphone Addiction Fall on a Continuum of Addictive Behaviors?

  title={Does Smartphone Addiction Fall on a Continuum of Addictive Behaviors?},
  author={Sheila Yu and Steve Y Sussman},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  • Sheila Yu, S. Sussman
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Due to the high accessibility and mobility of smartphones, widespread and pervasive smartphone use has become the social norm, exposing users to various health and other risk factors. There is, however, a debate on whether addiction to smartphone use is a valid behavioral addiction that is distinct from similar conditions, such as Internet and gaming addiction. The goal of this review is to gather and integrate up-to-date research on measures of smartphone addiction (SA) and problematic… 

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