Journal article

Mobile phone addiction in Tibetan and Han Chinese adolescents

Li Lu, Dan-Dan Xu, Huan-Zhong Liu, Ling Zhang, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Weng Tong Wu, Yi-Fan Xiang, Feng-Rong An, Yu-Tao Xiang

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare mobile phone addiction (MPA) patterns between Tibetan and Han adolescents in China. DESIGN AND METHODS: The study was carried out in two provinces of China. The Mobile Phone Addiction Scale (MPAS) was used to assess MPA. FINDINGS: Seven hundred and five Tibetan and 606 Han students participated in the study. The MPAS total score was 24.4 ± 11.4 in the whole sample; 27.3 ± 10.8 and 20.9 ± 11.2 in Tibetan and Han students, respectively. Quality of life (QOL) in the physical, psychological, social, and environmental domains was negatively associated with MPA. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Compared with Han students, Tibetan students were found to have more severe MPA. Given its neg..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research & Development Program of China


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals' Ascent Plan


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Clinical Medicine Development of Special Funding Support


Awarded by University of Macau


Funding Acknowledgements

National Key Research & Development Program of China, Grant/Award Number: 2016YFC1307200; Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals' Ascent Plan, Grant/Award Number: DFL20151801; Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Clinical Medicine Development of Special Funding Support, Grant/Award Number: ZYLX201607; University of Macau, Grant/Award Numbers: MYRG2016-00005-FHS, MYRG201500230-FHS