The relationship between cellphone over use and quality of life among students

AUTHORS

Mohsen Golmohammadian 1 , * , Parisa Yaseminejad 2 , Nader Naderi 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Dept. of Psychology & Counselling, Faculty of Education, Islamic Azad University, Dezful Branch. Khozestan, Iran

2 Dept. of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (6); e77053
Published Online: September 29, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 30, 2013
Accepted: June 18, 2013

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Abstract

Background: This study was carried out with the purpose of investigating the relationship between Cell-phone over use and quality of life dimensions (Physical functioning, Role-physical, Bodily pain, General Health, Role Emotional, Social functioning, Vitality & Mental Health) among university students.

Methods: The sampling group consisted of 392 students studying at Islamic Azad University, Dezful branch who were chosen by cluster sampling method. The research instruments were cell phone cver-use Scale and short form health survey (SF-36). To investigate the relationship between cell phone over use and quality of life dimensions among university students, Person correlation and simple linear regression were used to analyze the data.

Results: Findings indicated a significantly negative relationship between quality of life dimensions (Physical functioning, Role-physical, Bodily pain, General Health, Role Emotional, Social functioning, Vitality & Mental Health) and cell phone over use among university students (P≤0.01). Simple linear regression indicated that Cellphone Over-use can explain %12 variance of quality of life (RS=0.012).

Conclusion: cell phone over use can effect on quality of life and cellphone normal use prevents negative effects on quality of life.

Keywords

cell phone over use quality of life students

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