author={Louis Leung},
  journal={Journal of Children and Media},
  pages={113 - 93}
  • Louis Leung
  • Published 25 June 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Children and Media
The purpose of this study is to (1) identify addiction symptoms that are uniquely associated with mobile phone use among adolescents in Hong Kong; (2) examine how demographics and psychological attributes (such as leisure boredom, sensation seeking, and self‐esteem) of individuals are related to the addiction symptoms; and (3) explore how these attributes, mobile phone addiction symptoms, and social capital can predict improper use of the mobile phone. Data were gathered from a probability… 
Adolescents' Characteristics and Motives in Predicting Problematic Mobile Phone Use*
The purpose of this study is to (1) identify addiction symptoms that are uniquely associated with mobile phone use among adolescents in Korea; (2) examine how background characteristics are related
Is Mobile Addiction a Unique Addiction: Findings from an International Sample of University Students
This research explores whether addictions around mobile phones should be treated more as a physiological or a psychological problem. A new survey about mobile addiction and time use (MATU),
Linking Loneliness, Shyness, Smartphone Addiction Symptoms, and Patterns of Smartphone Use to Social Capital
The purpose of this study is to explore the roles of psychological attributes (such as shyness and loneliness) and smartphone usage patterns in predicting smartphone addiction symptoms and social
Smartphone Addiction: Linking Loneliness, Shyness, Symptoms and Patterns of Use to Social Capital
This study explores the roles of psychological attributes (such as shyness and loneliness) and smartphone usage in predicting smartphone addiction symptoms and social capital. Data were gathered from
Smartphone Abuse Amongst Adolescents: The Role of Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking
Dysfunctional impulsivity was directly connected with teenage smartphone abuse, but also had an indirect stronger association through thrill and adventure seeking, disinhibition and boredom susceptibility.
Mobile Phone Addiction and Risk-Taking Behavior among Chinese Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model
The results implied that boosting self-control appeared as a promising way to reduce girls’ risk-taking behavior, particularly for those who are addicted to MPs, according to the moderated mediation model.
Addictive Use of Smartphones and Mental Disorders in University Students
Examination of the relationship between mobile phone dependency and mental disorders in students in Iran revealed that bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, somatization, dependent personality disorder, and compulsive personality disorder could increase the possibility of mobile phone addiction.
Disconnect to detox: a study of smartphone addiction among young adults in India
Although there are many benefits that technological progress offers, there is also a dark side to several innovations. This study aims to examine smartphone usage amongst young Indian adults and
Health Risks of Mobile Phone Addiction Among College Students in China
Mobile phone addiction (MPA) is a widespread problem in China, and college students face an especially high risk of its associated consequences. This study aimed to examine the interactions between
Smartphone and Facebook addictions share common risk and prognostic factors in a sample of undergraduate students.
In the authors' sample, co-occurrence of SA and FA correlated with higher levels of negative consequences and lower levels of social support satisfaction, which strongly suggest that SA andFA share some elements of vulnerability.


Shyness and Locus of Control as Predictors of Internet Addiction and Internet Use
Results indicated that the higher the tendency of one being addicted to the Internet, the shyer the person is, the less faith the person has, the firmer belief the person holds in the irresistible power of others, and the higher trust the person places on chance in determining his or her own course of life.
Psychological Predictors of Problem Mobile Phone Use
This study supports community concerns about mobile phone use, identifies groups that should be targeted in any intervention campaigns, and supports extraverts and young drivers in automobile accidents.
Internet Addiction: The Emergence of a New Clinical Disorder
  • K. Young
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 1998
This study investigated the existence of Internet addiction and the extent of problems caused by such potential misuse by developing a brief eight-item questionnaire referred to as a Diagnostic Questionnaire (DQ), which can be defined as an impulse-control disorder that does not involve an intoxicant.
Net-Generation Attributes and Seductive Properties of the Internet as Predictors of Online Activities and Internet Addiction
  • Louis Leung
  • Computer Science
    Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 2004
Results show that Net-geners addicted to the Internet tend to be young female students, which reinforces previous research that "dependents" of the Internet spend most of their time in the synchronous communication environment engaging in interactive online games, chat rooms, and ICQ for pleasure-seeking or escape, while "non-dependent" use information-gathering functions available on the Internet.
Urban-rural differences in adolescent self-esteem, leisure boredom, and sensation-seeking as predictors of leisure-time usage and satisfaction.
For both Cairns and Atherton, the heaviest substance users were those who scored low on self-esteem and high on sensation-seeking, while rural adolescents engaged in more passive leisure.
Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction--and a Winning Strategy for Recovery
From the Publisher: In Caught in the Net, Kimberly Young shares the results of her three-year study of Internet abuse. Often using the words of the Internet addicts themselves, she presents the
Modification in the Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Internet Addiction
Signs of excessive Internet use are compared to the criteria used to diagnose other addictions and pathological gambling is compared to problematic Internet use because of overlapping criteria.
Contrasting Effects of Two Kinds of Boredom on Alcohol Use
Despite its prominence among common sense explanations of alcohol use and drinking problems, the phenomenon of boredom has received remarkably little attention among alcohol researchers. This study
Internet addiction: current status and implications for employees
The Internet is a new technology that has influenced the world and has provided many benefits to its users. At the same time, however, this influence has had negative ramifications. Some people are
Sensation Seeking and Targeting of Televised Anti-Drug PSAs.
ABSTRACT A study was conducted to determine how to reach out in an effective 'Wanner via televised public service announcements (PSAs) to particllar at-risk audi:nces to motivate participation in