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Fear of missing out, need for touch, anxiety and depression are related to problematic smartphone use
Elhai,Jon D.1,2; Levine,Jason C.1,2; Dvorak,Robert D.3; Hall,Brian J.4,5
2016-06-09
Source PublicationComputers in Human Behavior
ABS Journal Level3
ISSN07475632
Volume63Pages:509-516
Abstract

Problematic smartphone use is an important public health challenge and is linked with poor mental health outcomes. However, little is known about the mechanisms that maintain this behavior. We recruited a sample of 308 participants from Amazon's Mechanical Turk labor market. Participants responded to standardized measures of problematic smartphone use, and frequency of smartphone use, depression and anxiety and possible mechanisms including behavioral activation, need for touch, fear of missing out (FoMO), and emotion regulation. Problematic smartphone use was most correlated with anxiety, need for touch and FoMO. The frequency of use was most correlated (inversely) with depression. In regression models, problematic smartphone use was associated with FoMO, depression (inversely), anxiety, and need for touch. Frequency of use was associated with need for touch, and (inversely) with depressive symptoms. Behavioral activation mediated associations between smartphone use (both problematic and usage frequency) and depression and anxiety symptoms. Emotional suppression also mediated the association between problematic smartphone use and anxiety. Results demonstrate the importance of social and tactile need fulfillment variables such as FoMO and need for touch as critical mechanisms that can explain problematic smartphone use and its association with depression and anxiety.

KeywordAddictions Information Technology Internet Addiction Mental Disorders Mobile Phones Psychopathology
DOI10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.079
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary ; Psychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000382340000055
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorElhai,Jon D.
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Toledo,Toledo,43606-3390,United States
2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toledo,Toledo,United States
3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Central Florida,Orlando,United States
4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Macau,Taipa,Macao
5.Department of HealthBehavior and SocietyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Baltimore,United States
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Elhai,Jon D.,Levine,Jason C.,Dvorak,Robert D.,et al. Fear of missing out, need for touch, anxiety and depression are related to problematic smartphone use[J]. Computers in Human Behavior,2016,63:509-516.
APA Elhai,Jon D.,Levine,Jason C.,Dvorak,Robert D.,&Hall,Brian J..(2016).Fear of missing out, need for touch, anxiety and depression are related to problematic smartphone use.Computers in Human Behavior,63,509-516.
MLA Elhai,Jon D.,et al."Fear of missing out, need for touch, anxiety and depression are related to problematic smartphone use".Computers in Human Behavior 63(2016):509-516.
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