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The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students
Li,Lu1,2; Lok,Grace K.I.2,3; Mei,Song Li4; Cui,Xi Ling5; Li,Lin6; Ng,Chee H.7; Ungvari,Gabor S.8,9; Zhang,Juan10; An,Feng Rong11,12; Xiang,Yu Tao2
2020
Source PublicationPeerJ
Volume2020Issue:6
AbstractObjective: This study examined the severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life (QOL) in Chinese university students. Methods: A total of 2,312 university students from Macao, Hong Kong and mainland China participated in this cross-sectional study. The Mobile Phone Addiction Scale (MPAS), and the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief version (WHOQOL-BREF) rating instruments were used to assess the severity of mobile phone addiction and QOL, respectively. Results: Compared to students in mainland China, those in Macao and Hong Kong were more likely to have excessive mobile phone use. Multiple linear regression revealed that high academic pressure and poor academic performance were positively associated, while male gender, greater interest in academic major and long sleep duration were negatively associated with the severity of mobile phone addiction. Students addicted to mobile phone use had significantly lower scores across all QOL domains. Conclusion: Due to the adverse impact of excessive mobile phone use on QOL, public education and effective preventive measures should be developed for Chinese university students.
KeywordChina Mobile phone use Quality of life University students
DOI10.7717/peerj.8859
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Language英语
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85090176274
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorLi,Lu
Affiliation1.Affiliated Brain Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (Guangzhou Huiai Hospital),Guangzhou,China
2.Center for Cognition and Brain Sciences,University of Macau,Macao
3.Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau,Macao
4.School of Public Health,Jilin University,Changchun,China
5.Department of Business Administration,Hong Kong Shue Yan University,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
6.Department of Pharmacy,First Affiliated Hospital,College of Medicine,Zhejiang University,Hangzhou,China
7.Department of Psychiatry,Melbourne Clinic and St Vincent’s Hospital,University of Melbourne,Richmond,Australia
8.University of Notre Dame Australia,Fremantle,Australia
9.Division of Psychiatry,School of Medicine,University of Western Australia,Perth,Australia
10.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Macao
11.National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders,Beijing Key Laboratory of Mental Disorders,Beijing,China
12.Beijing Anding Hospital and The Advanced Innovation Center for Human Brain Protection,Beijing,China
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Li,Lu,Lok,Grace K.I.,Mei,Song Li,et al. The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students[J]. PeerJ,2020,2020(6).
APA Li,Lu,Lok,Grace K.I.,Mei,Song Li,Cui,Xi Ling,Li,Lin,Ng,Chee H.,Ungvari,Gabor S.,Zhang,Juan,An,Feng Rong,&Xiang,Yu Tao.(2020).The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students.PeerJ,2020(6).
MLA Li,Lu,et al."The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students".PeerJ 2020.6(2020).
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