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A Study on Influential Relations between Stress and Smartphone Addiction among College Students: With a Focus on the Mediating Effects of Depression and Self-Efficacy
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A Study on Influential Relations between Stress and Smartphone Addiction among College Students: With a Focus on the Mediating Effects of Depression and Self-Efficacy
Sim, Mi Young; Lee, Dool Nyeo; Kim, Eun Hee;
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This study tested the effects of stress on smartphone addiction via depression and self-efficacy among college students, and the analysis results were as follows: setting mediator and extra variables significantly correlated with the criterion variable as covariates and applying the regression analysis and SPSS Macro as well as bootstrapping method, to verify the mediating effects of depression and self-efficacy in stress and smartphone addiction. This study analyzed the direct effects of stress on the depression, self-efficacy, and smartphone addiction of college students and found that stress had direct effects on their depression and self-efficacy and also indirect effects on their smartphone addiction via depression and self-efficacy. Both depression and self-efficacy had dual and partial mediating effects on the influences of stress on their smartphone addiction. Stress had significant dual mediating effects on their smartphone addiction via the indirect paths of depression and self-efficacy, and high stress also had significant direct effects on their smartphone addiction, thus validating the dual mediation model. These findings demonstrate the need to develop programs to mitigate the stress and depression of college students and enhance their self-efficacy in order to reduce their smartphone addiction.
depression;self-efficacy;smartphone addiction;stress;
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