The relationship between addiction to mobile phone and sense of loneliness among students of medical sciences in Kermanshah, Iran

Jafari, H. and Aghaei, A. and Khatony, A. (2019) The relationship between addiction to mobile phone and sense of loneliness among students of medical sciences in Kermanshah, Iran. BMC Research Notes, 12 (1).

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Abstract

Objective: Addiction to mobile phone is one of the negative consequences of excessive use of this device. This disorder may also be related to individuals' loneliness and may reduce or increase the sense of loneliness. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the relationship between addiction to mobile phone and sense of loneliness among medical sciences students. Results: In this descriptive-analytical study, 439 students entered the study by stratified random sampling. The study tool was the mobile phone addiction and SELSA's sense of loneliness questionnaires. The average score of mobile phone addiction in boys and girls was 73.77 ± 11.48 and 74.64 ± 12.28 from 100, respectively. There was no significant difference between them. According to the rating of mobile phone addiction, 17.8 of the students were in the range of moderate dependency and 10.9 of them were in the range of extreme dependency. Also, 71.3 of the students were identified as mobile phone addicts. The average score of sense of loneliness in boys and girls was 43.22 ± 5.16 and 42.82 ± 5.30, out of 105, respectively. There was no significant difference between them. There was a significant and negative correlation between the scores of mobile phone addiction and sense of loneliness. © 2019 The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Khatony, A.; Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical SciencesIran; email: Akhatony@gmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Addiction Cell phones Loneliness Medical Students
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2020 06:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 06:45
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18426

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