Problematic Use of the Mobile Phone: A Literature Review and a Pathways Model

@article{Billieux2012ProblematicUO,
  title={Problematic Use of the Mobile Phone: A Literature Review and a Pathways Model},
  author={Jo{\"e}l Billieux},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={299-307}
}
  • J. Billieux
  • Published 31 October 2012
  • Psychology
  • Current Psychiatry Reviews
Despite its unambiguous advantages, cellular phone use has been associated with harmful or potentially disturbing behaviors. Problematic use of the mobile phone is considered as an inability to regulate one's use of the mobile phone, which eventually involves negative consequences in daily life (e.g., financial problems). The current article describes what can be considered dysfunctional use of the mobile phone and emphasizes its multifactorial nature. Validated assessment instruments to… 

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