Effects of Self-Control, Parent-Adolescent Communication, and School Life Satisfaction on Smart-phone Addiction for Middle School Students

중학생의 자기통제, 부모-자녀 간의 의사소통 및 학교생활만족도가 스마트폰 중독에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Su Jin (Dept. of Child & Family Studies, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Moon, Hyuk Jun (Dept. of Child & Family Studies, The Catholic University of Korea)
  • 이수진 (가톨릭대학교 아동학전공) ;
  • 문혁준 (가톨릭대학교 아동학전공)
  • Received : 2013.08.12
  • Accepted : 2013.12.12
  • Published : 2013.12.31


This study is to examine (the) effects of self-control, parent-adolescent communication, and school life satisfaction on smart-phone addiction for middle school students. The 127 students who were classified as smart-phone addicts among first to third grade at two middle schools located in Gyunggido were sampled with a survey. T-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression analysis were used. The results of study were as follows. First, smart-phone addiction make no difference according to adolescent's sex and grade. Second, the relations between smart-phone addiction and the factors included self-control, parent-adolescent communication, and school life satisfaction were negatively correlated. As a result, the higher self-control, parent-adolescent communication, and school life satisfaction were, the lower smart -phone addiction was. Third, it is significant as variable that adverse effect, low rank class of parent-adolescent communication and personal relationship, same class as the former of school life satisfaction exert influence on smart phone addiction.


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