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Proneness to Boredom Mediates Relationships Between Problematic Smartphone Use With Depression and Anxiety Severity
Elhai,Jon D.1,2; Vasquez,Juanita K.1; Lustgarten,Samuel D.3; Levine,Jason C.1; Hall,Brian J.4,5
2018-12-01
Source PublicationSocial Science Computer Review
ISSN15528286 08944393
Volume36Issue:6Pages:707-720
AbstractResearch demonstrates that depression and anxiety symptom severity are related to problematic smartphone use (PSU). However, less is known about variables mediating these relationships. This study aimed to test whether proneness to boredom increased PSU. We also tested whether boredom proneness mediates relations between both depression and anxiety symptom severity with PSU. Using a cross-sectional design, we surveyed 298 American college students about their frequency of smartphone use, levels of PSU, depression, anxiety, and boredom proneness. Using structural equation modeling, we modeled depression and anxiety symptom severity predicting boredom proneness, in turn predicting levels of PSU and smartphone use frequency (SUF). Results demonstrate that boredom proneness predicted PSU, but not SUF. Boredom proneness mediated relations between both depression and anxiety symptom severity with PSU levels (but not usage frequency). We discuss the phenomenon in terms of depressed or anxious college students having difficulty attending to their schoolwork, subsequently experiencing boredom, and engaging in PSU to relieve their boredom.
Keywordanxiety boredom depression Internet addiction mobile phones smartphones
DOI10.1177/0894439317741087
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorElhai,Jon D.
Affiliation1.University of Toledo,,Toledo,United States
2.Chinese Academy of Sciences,,Beijing,China
3.University of Iowa,,Iowa City,United States
4.University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
5.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,,Baltimore,United States
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Elhai,Jon D.,Vasquez,Juanita K.,Lustgarten,Samuel D.,et al. Proneness to Boredom Mediates Relationships Between Problematic Smartphone Use With Depression and Anxiety Severity[J]. Social Science Computer Review,2018,36(6):707-720.
APA Elhai,Jon D.,Vasquez,Juanita K.,Lustgarten,Samuel D.,Levine,Jason C.,&Hall,Brian J..(2018).Proneness to Boredom Mediates Relationships Between Problematic Smartphone Use With Depression and Anxiety Severity.Social Science Computer Review,36(6),707-720.
MLA Elhai,Jon D.,et al."Proneness to Boredom Mediates Relationships Between Problematic Smartphone Use With Depression and Anxiety Severity".Social Science Computer Review 36.6(2018):707-720.
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