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Does Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, and/or Internet Game Addiction Affect Adolescents’ Interpersonal Interactions?

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Department of Healthcare Administration, College of Medical and Health Science, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
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Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
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Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medical and Health Science, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
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Department of Industrial and Information Management, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City 71101, Taiwan
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Department of Nursing, College of Health, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taichung 40401, Taiwan
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Department of Health and Beauty, Shu Zen Junior College of Medicine and Management, Kaohsiung 82144, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Brandon Gaudiano
Healthcare 2022, 10(5), 963; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050963
Received: 26 April 2022 / Revised: 17 May 2022 / Accepted: 21 May 2022 / Published: 23 May 2022
The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlations that levels of addiction to smartphones, social media, and online games have with levels of real-life and online interpersonal interactions among adolescents. In this cross-sectional study of adolescents in a college in Taiwan, structured questionnaire surveys were used to collect information. The questionnaire included the following: demographic background, Real Interpersonal Interaction Scale (RIIS), Internet Interpersonal Interaction Scale (IIIS), Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS), Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), and Internet Gaming Disorder Scale—Short Form (IGDS9-SF). Multiple regression analyses were carried out to investigate the correlations between SABAS, BSMAS, IGDS9-SF, and RIIS/IIIS. We recruited 998 students (413 boys). The average age was 17.18 ± 1.46. The study results show that adolescents with higher levels of addiction to smartphones and social media may have greater interpersonal interaction with friends in real life, but adolescents with high levels of addiction to online games may have less interpersonal interactions with friends in real life. Adolescents with high levels of addiction to smartphones, social media, and online games may have greater interpersonal interactions with friends online. View Full-Text
Keywords: smartphone addiction; social media addiction; internet game addiction; interpersonal interactions smartphone addiction; social media addiction; internet game addiction; interpersonal interactions
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Yang, S.-Y.; Wang, Y.-C.; Lee, Y.-C.; Lin, Y.-L.; Hsieh, P.-L.; Lin, P.-H. Does Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, and/or Internet Game Addiction Affect Adolescents’ Interpersonal Interactions? Healthcare 2022, 10, 963. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050963

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Yang S-Y, Wang Y-C, Lee Y-C, Lin Y-L, Hsieh P-L, Lin P-H. Does Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, and/or Internet Game Addiction Affect Adolescents’ Interpersonal Interactions? Healthcare. 2022; 10(5):963. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050963

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Yang, Shang-Yu, Yu-Chi Wang, Ya-Chen Lee, Ying-Lien Lin, Pei-Lun Hsieh, and Pin-Hsuan Lin. 2022. "Does Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, and/or Internet Game Addiction Affect Adolescents’ Interpersonal Interactions?" Healthcare 10, no. 5: 963. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050963

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