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The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students.
PeerJ. 2020; 8:e8859.P

Abstract

Objective

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Affiliated Brain Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (Guangzhou Huiai Hospital), Guangzhou, China. Center for Cognition and Brain Sciences, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China.Center for Cognition and Brain Sciences, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China. Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macao SAR, China.School of Public Health, Jilin University, Changchun, China.Department of Business Administration, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong SAR, China.Department of Pharmacy, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.Department of Psychiatry, The Melbourne Clinic and St Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA, Australia. Division of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China.The National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders & Beijing Key Laboratory of Mental Disorders, Beijing, China. Beijing Anding Hospital & The Advanced Innovation Center for Human Brain Protection, Beijing, China.Center for Cognition and Brain Sciences, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32547849

Citation

Li, Lu, et al. "The Severity of Mobile Phone Addiction and Its Relationship With Quality of Life in Chinese University Students." PeerJ, vol. 8, 2020, pp. e8859.
Li L, Lok GKI, Mei SL, et al. The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students. PeerJ. 2020;8:e8859.
Li, L., Lok, G. K. I., Mei, S. L., Cui, X. L., Li, L., Ng, C. H., Ungvari, G. S., Zhang, J., An, F. R., & Xiang, Y. T. (2020). The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students. PeerJ, 8, e8859. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8859
Li L, et al. The Severity of Mobile Phone Addiction and Its Relationship With Quality of Life in Chinese University Students. PeerJ. 2020;8:e8859. PubMed PMID: 32547849.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students. AU - Li,Lu, AU - Lok,Grace K I, AU - Mei,Song Li, AU - Cui,Xi Ling, AU - Li,Lin, AU - Ng,Chee H, AU - Ungvari,Gabor S, AU - Zhang,Juan, AU - An,Feng Rong, AU - Xiang,Yu Tao, Y1 - 2020/06/01/ PY - 2019/08/22/received PY - 2020/03/05/accepted PY - 2020/6/18/entrez PY - 2020/6/18/pubmed PY - 2020/6/18/medline KW - China KW - Mobile phone use KW - Quality of life KW - University students SP - e8859 EP - e8859 JF - PeerJ JO - PeerJ VL - 8 N2 - Objective: 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. SN - 2167-8359 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32547849/The_severity_of_mobile_phone_addiction_and_its_relationship_with_quality_of_life_in_Chinese_university_students L2 - https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8859 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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