Journal article

Social Networking Site Use While Driving: ADHD and the Mediating Roles of Stress, Self-Esteem and Craving

Ofir Turel, Antoine Bechara

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adults who present ADHD symptoms have an increased risk for vehicle accidents. One conceivable overlooked account for this association is the possibility that people with ADHD symptoms use rewarding technologies such as social networking sites (SNS) while driving, more than others. The objective of this study was to understand if and how ADHD symptoms can promote SNS use while driving and specifically to conceptualize and examine mechanisms which may underlie this association. To do so, ADHD is viewed in this study as an underlying syndrome that promotes SNS use while driving in a manner similar to how addictive syndromes promote compulsive seeking of drug rewards. METHODS: Time-..

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