Prevalence of Problematic Mobile Phone Use in British Adolescents

@article{LopezFernandez2014PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of Problematic Mobile Phone Use in British Adolescents},
  author={Olatz Lopez-Fernandez and Maria Luisa Honrubia-Serrano and Montserrat Freixa-Blanxart and William Gibson},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          91-8
        }
}
The problematic use of mobile phones among adolescents has not been widely studied. There are very few instruments for assessing potential technological addiction to mobile phones, or for categorizing different types of users or uses. The most widely used scale is the Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale (MPPUS), which is used to study adult populations, and has been applied in various forms in international contexts. The aims of this study were to adapt the Spanish version of this scale (MPPUSA) to… 

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