Problematic internet and cell-phone use: Psychological, behavioral, and health correlates

  title={Problematic internet and cell-phone use: Psychological, behavioral, and health correlates},
  author={Cristina Jenaro and Noelia Flores and Mar{\'i}a G{\'o}mez-Vela and Francisca Gonz{\'a}lez-Gil and Cristina Caballo},
  journal={Addiction Research \& Theory},
  pages={309 - 320}
This study aimed to assess pathological Internet and cell-phone use in college students, and to identify psychological, health, and behavioral correlates. A cross-sectional design was utilized to gather data from 337 students. We developed two measures, termed the Internet Over-use Scale (IOS), and the Cell-Phone Over-Use Scale (COS). Additional measures utilized were the Beck Anxiety Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the General Health Questionnaire-28. Results provide support for… 
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  • J. Kandell
  • Psychology, Education
    Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 1998
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