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Acción Psicológica

On-line version ISSN 2255-1271Print version ISSN 1578-908X

Abstract

OLIVENCIA-CARRION, Mª Angustias; PEREZ-MARFIL, Mª Nieves; RAMOS-REVELLES, Mª Belén  and  LOPEZ-TORRECILLAS, Francisca. Relation personality to mobile phone use and abuse. Acción psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.13, n.1, pp.109-118. ISSN 2255-1271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/ap.13.1.17427.

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.

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

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