Do you spend a lot of time in your day scrolling through your phone? Can't stop? People over 12 years old are at risk of mobile phone addiction, accounting for 7.7%, of which the lower the age group, the higher the proportion. According to the 2010 National Development Council "Internet Addiction Research" report (as assessed by SPAI-SF), under the premise of excluding work or schoolwork, 7.7% of Taiwanese people over the age of 12 are at risk of mobile phone addiction (addiction). In terms of age group, the lower the age, the higher the proportion of mobile phone addiction risk groups. The young group between 12 and 19 years old is the highest, with 18.4% belonging to the mobile phone addiction risk group, and only 1.1% of people over 60 years old. %, showing the risks of using mobile phones, and more attention should be paid to the younger age groups. The key to mobile phone addiction is whether it is "out of control". Dr. Lin Yuxuan pointed out that the number of times the mobile phone is used is not the point, but to find out the severity of the loss of control, that is, how long the mobile phone is used every day. Smartphone Addiction Definition What is Smartphone Addiction? Mobile phone addiction definition: For some reason, the user is over-abusing the mobile phone, and there is a phenomenon of physical or psychological discomfort.
Internet addiction is divided into four categories in terms of "device use" and "content". In terms of devices, based on different behavior patterns, it can be divided into "non-mobile devices" (desktops, laptops) and "mobile devices" (smartphones, tablets), while content-oriented can be divided into "games" and "widespread network usage" (Example: social networking and porn addiction). Smartphone addiction is classified as "extensive Internet use" of "mobile devices". Risk factors for smartphone addiction personal: Demographics: gender, schooling stage, high household income, etc. Personality traits: high enjoyment of Internet communication, high pursuit number list of happiness, motivation and satisfaction for seeking social or entertainment, neuroticism, poor impulse control, hostility, etc. Mental health: Mental state: depression, anxiety (fear or social), low quality of life, boredom, school or work stress, etc. Mental disorders: substance use disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), social phobia, etc. Relationships: dysfunctional family, poor peer relationships, etc. Smartphone usage behavior: long usage time, high usage frequency, usage motivation, etc.
Smartphone Addiction Consequences Mobile Phone Addiction Indicators and Symptoms The consequences of mobile phone addiction are very similar to those of the DSM-5 diagnoses of "substance related" and "addictive disorder". Symptoms include craving to use, wanting to suspend or reduce use but unable to achieve, wanting to increase the time or frequency of use, neglecting life, work, etc. due to substance use, or interpersonal alienation due to long-term use. Negative specific effects of mobile phone addiction Long-term mobile phone use causes musculoskeletal pain in the shoulders, neck and lower back The eyes are exposed to strong light for a long time, so that the brain cannot distinguish the correct day and night cycle, resulting in insomnia or poor sleep quality Has a higher chance of causing depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Mobile Phone Addiction Scale Smartphone Global Addiction Assessment Scale Smartphone addiction inventory (SPAI-26), 26 questions in total Short Form of Smartphone Addiction Inventory (SPAI-SF10), a total of 10 questions: The SPAI scale was jointly researched and compiled by Dr. Lin Yuxuan.