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Long-Term Symptoms of Mobile Phone Use on Mobile Phone Addiction and Depression Among Korean Adolescents

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Ewha Institute for Age Integration Research, Ewha Womans University, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03760, Korea
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Kyonggi University, San 94-6, Iui-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Kyonggi-do 16227, Korea
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Daejeon University, 62, Daehak-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon 34520, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(19), 3584; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16193584
Received: 31 August 2019 / Revised: 22 September 2019 / Accepted: 23 September 2019 / Published: 25 September 2019
This study aimed to compare the mean scores of mobile phone use, mobile phone addiction, and depressive symptoms at three-time points among Korean adolescents according to gender and to examine the differences in the long-term relationships among the three abovementioned variables between Korean boys and girls in a four-year period. Data for 1794 adolescents (897 boys and 897 girls) were obtained from three waves of the second panel of the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey. Multigroup structural equation modeling was used for data analyses. The study findings showed that at each of the three-time points, Korean girls tended to use their mobile phones more frequently and were at a higher risk of mobile phone addiction and depressive symptoms than Korean boys. Significant changes were observed in the longitudinal relationships among phone use, mobile phone addiction, and depressive symptoms in Korean adolescents across time periods, but no gender differences were found in the strengths of these relationships. These findings contribute to expanding the knowledge base of mobile phone addiction and depressive symptoms among Korean adolescents. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile phone use; mobile phone addiction; depression; Korean adolescents mobile phone use; mobile phone addiction; depression; Korean adolescents
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Park, S.-Y.; Yang, S.; Shin, C.-S.; Jang, H.; Park, S.-Y. Long-Term Symptoms of Mobile Phone Use on Mobile Phone Addiction and Depression Among Korean Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3584.

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Park S-Y, Yang S, Shin C-S, Jang H, Park S-Y. Long-Term Symptoms of Mobile Phone Use on Mobile Phone Addiction and Depression Among Korean Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(19):3584.

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Park, So-Young; Yang, Sonam; Shin, Chang-Sik; Jang, Hyunseok; Park, So-Youn. 2019. "Long-Term Symptoms of Mobile Phone Use on Mobile Phone Addiction and Depression Among Korean Adolescents" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 19: 3584.

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