Smartphone Addiction

Chen, Yoke Yong and Ting, Chuong Hock (2020) Smartphone Addiction. In: Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment and Treatment. Academic Press., pp. 215-233. ISBN 978-0-12-818626-8

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Almost all adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 own a smartphone and these offer quick access to the internet and social media, which facilitates message transmissions or communication, plus a wide range of amusements such as games, multimedia players, photo albums and electronic books, and essential tools including camera. Owing to the convenience and multiple functions of smartphones, users tend to become overattached and preoccupied with their devices, and excessive or problematic smartphone use is twice as prevalent among teenagers as among adults. Greater consensus among researchers is needed in relation to the development of guidelines relating to the management of problematic smartphone use. Psychosocial treatments remain the dominant approach. A comprehensive management plan should be tailored to the person’s risk factors and needs, taking into account the external support available from parents (family), schools, and may even consider advanced ICT to achieve the best outcomes.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smartphones, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Yoke Yong
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 08:01
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 08:01

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