Title

The Correlation Between Adolescents' Phone Addiction Level And Attachment To Their Phone

Author(s)

Wesley Hankinson

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Written Paper Award

4th Place

Abstract

Mobile phone use has become very prevalent in the past few years, especially in adolescents. With this increase in usage, there is talk about the potential danger of using a mobile phone, and in some cases even becoming addicted. This study focused on two main ideas that are associated with phone use, addiction, and emotional attachment. The purpose was to gain more information about this new and fastly growing topic, and to study the effects of mobile phones on adolescents. It was hypothesized that the addiction and attachment scores would have a positive correlation. These scores were measured using slightly modified versions of the Mobile Phone Problematic Use Scale and the Consumer-Product Attachment Scale, to which the participants, aged 14 to 15 years old, answered using a 7-point Likert Scale. Seven extra questions were also added to the survey to collect more data. The addiction and attachment scores did have a positive correlation, (r(32)=0.742, p=5.1x10^-7). The extra questions allowed for further observations including types of phones utilized and gender differences.

Location

Owens 109

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 10:45 AM

The Correlation Between Adolescents' Phone Addiction Level And Attachment To Their Phone

Owens 109

Mobile phone use has become very prevalent in the past few years, especially in adolescents. With this increase in usage, there is talk about the potential danger of using a mobile phone, and in some cases even becoming addicted. This study focused on two main ideas that are associated with phone use, addiction, and emotional attachment. The purpose was to gain more information about this new and fastly growing topic, and to study the effects of mobile phones on adolescents. It was hypothesized that the addiction and attachment scores would have a positive correlation. These scores were measured using slightly modified versions of the Mobile Phone Problematic Use Scale and the Consumer-Product Attachment Scale, to which the participants, aged 14 to 15 years old, answered using a 7-point Likert Scale. Seven extra questions were also added to the survey to collect more data. The addiction and attachment scores did have a positive correlation, (r(32)=0.742, p=5.1x10^-7). The extra questions allowed for further observations including types of phones utilized and gender differences.