Relation personality to mobile pone use and abuse

M. Angustias Olivencia-Carrión, M. Nieves Pérez-Marfil, M. Belén Ramos-Revelles, Francisca López-Torrecillas


Research has confirmed that excessive use of these devices can cause harmful effects on health and social relations of users. The aim of this study is to analyze the personality variables associated with the use versus abuse of mobile-phone. The sample consisted of a total of 165 participants that were divided into three groups depending on the time of daily mobile phone use, the Group 1 using the mobile phone less than an hour a day, the Group 2 using the mobile phone less than two hours a day, and Group 3 using the mobile phone more than four hours a day. The results showed that Group 3 had low scores on Stability, Attention to the Rules, Perfectionism and Self-control and high scores in Animation and Extraversion and Group 2 had higher scores on Extraversion and Anxiety. This study demonstrated the involvement of personality in addiction mobile-phone


addiction; mobile-phone; personality; information and communication technologies (ITC)



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