Classifying Latent Profiles in Mobile Phone Usage of Elementary School Students and Verifying the Relationship with Mobile Phone Dependency

잠재프로파일분석을 통한 초등학생의 휴대전화 이용유형분류와 의존도의 관계 검증

  • Received : 2019.07.16
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


The purpose of this study was to classify the elementary school students to latent groups according to the type of mobile phone usage and to verify the relationship with mobile phone dependency. The latent profile analysis was conducted using the first grade panel data of the elementary school in the Korea Children 's Youth Panel in 2016. The results found 3 latent classes of mobile phone usage: family and friend concentration (Type1), family concentration low level (Type2) and essential (Type3). The results of multiple regression analysis for verifying the relationship between mobile phone use type and mobile phone dependency showed a significant effect. The Type 2 showed more dependency than the Type 1, and the Type 1 showed more dependency than the Type 3. These findings provided basis for the guideline of mobile phones use and for proper intervention to prevent mobile phone dependency for elementary school students.


Mobile Phone Usage;Mobile Phone Dependency;Typology;Latent Profile Analysis;Convergence


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