Effect of the Smartphone Usage by Elementary Schoolers on Their Creative Personality

초등학생의 스마트폰 사용실태가 창의적 인성에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Sunju (Dept. of Computer Science Education, Gwangju National University of Education)
  • 박선주 (광주교육대학교 컴퓨터교육과)
  • Received : 2014.11.19
  • Accepted : 2014.12.12
  • Published : 2014.12.31


This paper is about an analysis of the result of the survey which is how the use of smartphone affects the creative personality, focused on 4th and 6th grade in Elementary school, by smartphone addiction self-diagnosis and creative personality test. As a result of the analysis, 6th graders were influenced by their possession of smartphone and the degree of one's smartphone addiction on their creative personality. However, the usage period of smartphone did not turn out to affect their creative personality. In addition, none of the factors above, related to students' smartphone usage, influenced the creative personality of 4th graders. Particularly, there was a negative correlation between the level of students' smartphone addiction and the creative personality and it was found that whether the students own a smartphone or not played a crucial role in creative personality rather than the usage period of smartphone. Therefore, students should be properly educated how to use smartphone appropriately and to prevent them from smartphone addiction in order to improve creative personality which is one of the core competences in 21st century.


Supported by : 광주교육대학교