Comparison on Smartphone Addiction Tendencies According to the Lifestyle Characteristics of Undergraduates on Internet Environment

인터넷 환경에서 대학생의 라이프스타일 특성에 따른 스마트폰 중독성향 비교

  • Received : 2015.11.30
  • Accepted : 2016.01.06
  • Published : 2016.01.31


The purpose of this study is to compare smartphone addiction tendencies among the subdivided groups of undergraduates according to their lifestyle characteristics integratively. The results of positive analysis are as follows: first, undergraduates' lifestyles were drawn as six factors: the 'economic oriented type', 'aggressive activist type', 'fashion pursuing type', 'self-confident type', 'materialistically oriented type', and 'free will pursuing type'. Second, according to the result of dividing the groups based on the six factors, they were classified into the 'fashion pursing group', 'self-confident group', and 'aggressive, self-confident, and materialistically oriented group'. Third, each of the subdivided groups showed significant difference in smartphone addiction. Generally, the 'fashion pursuing group' indicated higher smartphone addiction tendencies than the other group. The findings of this study can provide fundamental and useful information to solve problems related to smartphone addiction resulted from excessive use of smartphones and causing a lot of troubles socially and also in health.


Smartphone addiction;Lifestyle;Fashion pursuing group;Self-confident group


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