Mobile Phone Addiction in Youngsters: Concept and Measurement

  • Menglong Li
  • Yujia Ren
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

Smart phone has brought great convenience to our life. It has become an indispensable part of our life, and also has negative impact, such as mobile phone addiction. Mobile phone addiction will greatly impact youngsters in study and life. Due to excessive indulgence in or misuse of mobile phone, more and more youngsters indulge themselves in the virtual world created via mobile phone, and even get addicted, which has a serious negative effect on youngsters’ mentality, physiology, social relations, study and life. This study aims to summarize the concepts in relation to mobile phone addiction and measuring tools, with a view to providing a reference for learning about, understanding, researching, preventing and treating mobile phone addiction, and promoting physical and psychological health of youngsters.

Keywords

Youngsters Mobile phone addiction Concept Measurement 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This study was financially supported by Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (2017JJ2054).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Menglong Li
    • 1
  • Yujia Ren
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Education Institute, Hunan First Normal UniversityChangshaChina

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