Samaha, Maya, and Nazir S. Hawi. ”
Relationships among smartphone addiction, stress, academic performance, and satisfaction with life.”
Computers in Human Behavior 57 (2016): 321-325.
• Stress mediates the relationship between smartphone addiction and satisfaction with life.
• Academic performance mediates the relationship b/w smartphone addiction & satisfaction with life.
• There is a zero order correlation between smartphone addiction and satisfaction with life.
Results of several studies have suggested that smartphone addiction has negative effects on mental health and well-being. To contribute to knowledge on this topic, our study had two aims. One was to investigate the relationship between risk of smartphone addiction and satisfaction with life mediated by stress and academic performance. The other aim was to explore whether satisfaction with life mediated by stress and academic performance facilitates smartphone addiction. To identify test subjects, systematic random sampling was implemented. A total of 300 university students completed an online survey questionnaire that was posted to the student information system. The survey questionnaire collected demographic information and responses to scales including the Smartphone Addiction Scale – Short Version, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Data analyses included Pearson correlations between the main variables and multivariate analysis of variances. The results showed that smartphone addiction risk was positively related to perceived stress, but the latter was negatively related to satisfaction with life. Additionally, a smartphone addiction risk was negatively related to academic performance, but the latter was positively related to satisfaction with life.
- Smartphone addiction
- Satisfaction with life
- Academic performance
- University students