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Author: Bianchi, Adriana; Phillips, James G.
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CMCH Synopsis: 195 people completed a survey asking about how much they used cell phones and about certain personality traits. Researchers found that people who are younger, more outgoing, and have lower self-esteem are more likely to show addictive behaviors around their cell phone use. Younger people use cell phones more overall, use them more for social reasons, and are heavy users of text messaging. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Psychological predictors of problem mobile phone use
Journal: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Volume: 8
Issue: 8
Pages: 39-51
ISSN: 1094-9313
Source of Funding: Funding Source Not Stated in Paper
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Thirties (30-39 yrs), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Addiction
Adult Attitudes
Age Differences
Cell Phones
Gender Differences
Media Diet
Self Esteem



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