Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPearson, Claire
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Zaheer
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-02T11:09:06Z
dc.date.available2016-12-02T11:09:06Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationPearson, C. and Hussain, Z. (2015) 'Smartphone Use, Addiction, Narcissism, and Personality: A mixed methods investigation', International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 5 (1):17en
dc.identifier.issn2155-7136
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/ijcbpl.2015010102
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621096
dc.description.abstractThere are increasing numbers of people who are now using smartphones. Consequently, there is a risk of addiction to certain web applications such as social networking sites (SNSs) which are easily accessible via smartphones. There is also the risk of an increase in narcissism amongst users of SNSs. The present study set out to investigate the relationship between smartphone use, narcissistic tendencies and personality as predictors of smartphone addiction. The study also aimed to investigate the distinction between addiction specificity and co-occurrence in smartphone addiction via qualitative data and discover why people continue to use smartphones in banned areas. A self-selected sample of 256 smartphone users (Mean age = 29.2, SD = 9.49) completed an online survey. The results revealed that 13.3% of the sample was classified as addicted to smartphones. Higher narcissism scores and neuroticism levels were linked to addiction. Three themes of; social relations, smartphone dependence and self-serving personalities emerged from the qualitative data. Interpretation of qualitative data supports addiction specificity of the smartphone. It is suggested smartphones encourage narcissism, even in non-narcissistic users. In turn, this increased use in banned areas. Future research needs to gather more in-depth qualitative data, addiction scale comparisons and comparison of use with and without SNS access. It is advised that prospective buyers of smartphones be pre-warned of the potential addictive properties of new technology.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIGI Globalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://services.igi-global.com/resolvedoi/resolve.aspx?doi=10.4018/ijcbpl.2015010102en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learningen
dc.subjectAddictionen
dc.subjectNarcissismen
dc.subjectSocial networking sitesen
dc.subjectPersonalityen
dc.titleSmartphone use, addiction, narcissism, and personality: A mixed methods investigationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2155-7144
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learningen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Derby, Derby, UK
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology Department, University of Derby, Derby, UK
html.description.abstractThere are increasing numbers of people who are now using smartphones. Consequently, there is a risk of addiction to certain web applications such as social networking sites (SNSs) which are easily accessible via smartphones. There is also the risk of an increase in narcissism amongst users of SNSs. The present study set out to investigate the relationship between smartphone use, narcissistic tendencies and personality as predictors of smartphone addiction. The study also aimed to investigate the distinction between addiction specificity and co-occurrence in smartphone addiction via qualitative data and discover why people continue to use smartphones in banned areas. A self-selected sample of 256 smartphone users (Mean age = 29.2, SD = 9.49) completed an online survey. The results revealed that 13.3% of the sample was classified as addicted to smartphones. Higher narcissism scores and neuroticism levels were linked to addiction. Three themes of; social relations, smartphone dependence and self-serving personalities emerged from the qualitative data. Interpretation of qualitative data supports addiction specificity of the smartphone. It is suggested smartphones encourage narcissism, even in non-narcissistic users. In turn, this increased use in banned areas. Future research needs to gather more in-depth qualitative data, addiction scale comparisons and comparison of use with and without SNS access. It is advised that prospective buyers of smartphones be pre-warned of the potential addictive properties of new technology.


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record