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Christian Spirituality and Smartphone Addiction in Adolescents: A Comparison of High-Risk, Potential-Risk, and Normal Control Groups

  • Jung Yeon ShimEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

The goal of this study was to compare aspects of Christian spirituality such as God’s image and sense of spiritual well-being among three groups: the high-risk, potential-risk and normal control groups for smartphone addiction. Participants were: 11 adolescents in the high-risk group for smartphone addiction; 20 adolescents who were potentially at risk of smartphone addiction, and 254 adolescents who were in the normal control group. The results showed that the high-risk group for smartphone addiction adolescent group showed low levels of spiritual well-being and positive image of God comparing to those in the potential-risk and control groups. Each group had specific and distinctive features. Consideration of potential clinical interventions, limitations of the current study, and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Keywords

Christian spirituality Smartphone addiction God’s image Spiritual well-being Adolescents 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The author declares that there is no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

All participants agree with the informed content to involve this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chongshin UniversitySeoulKorea

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