Journal article

Adults’ perspectives on smartphone usage and dependency in Australia

Tanya Linden, Saqib Nawaz, Matthew Mitchell

Computers in Human Behavior Reports | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study investigated the smartphone usage and dependency problem based on demographics among the adult population of Australia. A novel aspect of this study is that it specifically examines how people rate their perceived dependency levels compared with their perceived usage, which participants are asked to measure in comparison to their peers. Other novel aspects of this study include assessing the impact of parental status and occupational status on smartphone use and dependency, as well as addressing previous research gap in studying balanced population across genders and wide age range. This study also identifies activities associated with low usage and low dependency as opposed to ac..

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