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How negative life events affect mobile phone addiction among college students

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Feng Han ,
Feng Han

Faculty of Science Cognitive and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota,Samarahan,Sarawak,94300, Malaysia

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Nor Mazlina Binti Ghazali ,
Nor Mazlina Binti Ghazali

Faculty of Science Cognitive and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota,Samarahan,Sarawak,94300, Malaysia

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Abstract

Mobile phone addiction, as an unhealthy internet usage habit, has had a significant negative impact on the physical and mental health of college students, especially in this vulnerable group. In view of this, it is necessary to conduct in-depth research on various factors and their mechanisms that affect mobile phone addiction among college students, in order to provide a new perspective and methodology for preventing and intervening in data addiction among college students. In this research context, this study will comprehensively apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to deeply analyze the intrinsic relationship between negative life events, depression, and mobile phone addiction, in order to provide strong scientific basis for solving this problem.
This study aims to explore the impact of negative life events on mobile phone addiction among college students and examine the mediating role of depression in this process. A two-year longitudinal study was conducted to conduct three consecutive questionnaire surveys on 5608 college students from a certain university. Research has found a significant positive correlation between negative life events and mobile phone addiction among college students, indicating that college students who experience more negative life events are more likely to develop mobile phone addiction behavior. Further analysis shows that depression plays a partial mediating role between negative life events and mobile phone addiction, that is, negative life events not only directly affect mobile phone addiction, but also indirectly promote the formation of mobile phone addiction by increasing individual depression levels. In addition, the study also found that gender Factors such as BMI and family economic level play important roles in the occurrence of mobile phone addiction.
This study found that negative life events affect mobile phone addiction among college students, with depression as a mediating factor. This provides a new perspective for the theory of mobile phone addiction and a scientific basis for intervention. Reducing negative events, lowering depression, and improving self-control can effectively reduce addiction rates and promote the physical and mental health of college students. Future research can expand samples and regions, delve deeper into the mechanisms of action, and explore more intervention strategies.

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Han F, Binti Ghazali NM. How negative life events affect mobile phone addiction among college students. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];3:949. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/949

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