Journal article

The severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life in Chinese university students

Lu Li, Grace K Lok, Song Li Mei, Xi Ling Cui, Lin Li, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Juan Zhang, Feng Rong An, Yu Tao Xiang

PEERJ | PEERJ INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: This study examined the severity of mobile phone addiction and its relationship with quality of life (QOL) in Chinese university students. Methods: A total of 2,312 university students from Macao, Hong Kong and mainland China participated in this cross-sectional study. The Mobile Phone Addiction Scale (MPAS), and the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief version (WHOQOL-BREF) rating instruments were used to assess the severity of mobile phone addiction and QOL, respectively. Results: Compared to students in mainland China, those in Macao and Hong Kong were more likely to have excessive mobile phone use. Multiple linear regression revealed that high academic pressure and ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for Investigational New Drug


Awarded by University of Macau


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project for Investigational New Drug (IND: 2018ZX09201-014), and the University of Macau (MYRG2019-00066-FHS). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.