The Correlation Between Smartphone Addiction and Sensory Processing Feature, Self-Efficacy in College Students

대학생의 스마트폰 중독과 감각처리특성 및 자기효능감의 상관관계

Park, Youngju;Chang, Moonyoung

  • Received : 2015.11.16
  • Accepted : 2015.12.09
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Objective : The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between smartphone addiction, sensory processing features and self-efficacy in college students. Methods : From June to August in 2015, a hundred eighty three healthy college students were completed the questionnaire for smartphone addiction (S-scale), sensory processing feature (Adolescent/ Adult Sensory Profile), and self-efficacy (Self-Efficacy Scale) and correlation analyses were applied. Results : There were significant differences on sensory registration and sensory sensitivity in sensory processing features between the addiction group and the non-addiction group. Significant correlations were found between smartphone addiction and sensory seeking, and smartphone addiction and self-efficacy. Conclusion : This study showed smartphone addiction had relationships with high sensory seeking and low self-efficacy. Thus, more studies and interventions focused on preventing smartphone addiction are required for college students.


college students;problem drinking;self-efficacy;sensory processing feature;smartphone addiction


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