Table of Contents
ISRN Addiction
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 360607, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/360607
Research Article

An Analysis on the Correlation and Gender Difference between College Students’ Internet Addiction and Mobile Phone Addiction in Taiwan

The Central for General Education of Taipei College of Maritime Technology, Taipei 11174, Taiwan

Received 20 July 2013; Accepted 13 August 2013

Academic Editors: G. Rubio and K. M. von Deneen

Copyright © 2013 Shao-I Chiu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. P. Charlton, “A factor-analytic investigation of computer “addiction” and engagement,” British Journal of Psychology, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 329–344, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. M. Griffiths, “Internet addiction,” Psychologist, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 246–250, 1999. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. Orford, Excessive Appetites: A Psychological View of Addictions (2nd Ed.), Wiley, Chichester, UK, 2001.
  4. H. J. Staffer, “Understanding the means and objects of addiction: technology, the internet, and gambling,” Journal of Gambling Studies, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 461–469, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. Griffiths, “Behavioural addiction: an issue for everybody?” Employee Counselling Today, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 19–25, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. J. Lemon, “Can we call behaviours addictive?” Clinical Psychologist, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 44–49, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  7. M. Toda, S. Ezoe, A. Nishi, T. Mukai, M. Goto, and K. Morimoto, “Mobile phone dependence of female students and perceived parental rearing attitudes,” Social Behavior and Personality, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 765–770, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. M. Griffiths, “Does Internet and computer addiction exist? Some case study evidence,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 211–218, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. M. Beranuy, U. Oberst, X. Carbonell, and A. Chamarro, “Problematic Internet and mobile phone use and clinical symptoms in college students: the role of emotional intelligence,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 1182–1187, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. M. Toda, K. Monden, K. Kubo, and K. Morimoto, “Mobile phone dependence and health-related lifestyle of university students,” Social Behavior and Personality, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 1277–1284, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. J. Yen, C. Ko, C. Yen, C. Chen, and C. Chen, “The association between harmful alcohol use and Internet addiction among college students: comparison of personality,” Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 218–224, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. K. A. Bollen, Structural Equations with Latent Variables, Wiley, New York, NY, USA, 1989.
  13. B. M. Byrne, Structural Equation Modelling with LISREL, PRELIS, and SIMPLIS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming, Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, USA, 1998.
  14. B. M. Byrne and R. J. Shavelson, “Adolescent self-concept: testing the assumption of equivalent structure across gender,” American Educational Resource Journal, vol. 24, pp. 365–385, 1987. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  15. S. E. Caplan, “A social skill account of problematic Internet use,” Journal of Communication, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 721–736, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. C. Chou, L. Condron, and J. C. Belland, “A review of the research on Internet addiction,” Educational Psychology Review, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 363–388, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. E. Engelberg and L. Sjoberg, “Internet use, social skills, and adjustment,” CyberPsychology and Behavior, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 41–47, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  18. K. Kim, E. Ryu, M. Chon et al., “Internet addiction in Korean adolescents and its relation to depression and suicidal ideation: a questionnaire survey,” International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 185–192, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. J. Morahan-Martin and P. Schumacher, “Incidence and correlates of pathological internet use among college students,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 13–29, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. N. H. Nie, D. S. Hillygus, and L. Erbring, “Internet use, interpersonal relations, and sociability: a time diary study,” in The Internet in Everyday Life, B. Wellman and C. Haythornthwaite, Eds., pp. 215–243, Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  21. K. Niemz, M. Griffiths, and P. Banyard, “Prevalence of pathological Internet use among university students and correlations with self-esteem, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), and disinhibition,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 562–570, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. N. K. Özcan and S. Buzlu, “Internet use and its relation with the psychosocial situation for a sample of university students,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 767–772, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. L. S. M. Whang, S. Lee, and G. Chang, “Internet over users' psychological profiles: a behavior sampling analysis on Internet addiction,” CyberPsychology and Behavior, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 143–150, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  24. K. S. Young and R. C. Rogers, “The relationship between depression and internet addiction,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 25–28, 1998. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. S. Ezoe, M. Toda, K. Yoshimura, A. Naritomi, R. Den, and K. Morimoto, “Relationships of personality and lifestyle with mobile phone dependence among female nursing students,” Social Behavior and Personality, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 231–238, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. A. Bianchi and J. G. Phillips, “Psychological predictors of problem mobile phone use,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 39–51, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. T. Igarashi, T. Motoyoshi, J. Takai, and T. Yoshida, “No mobile, no life: self-perception and text-message dependency among Japanese high school students,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 2311–2324, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. C. Jenaro, N. Flores, M. Gómez-Vela, F. González-Gil, and C. Caballo, “Problematic internet and cell-phone use: psychological, behavioral, and health correlates,” Addiction Research and Theory, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 309–320, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. L. T. Lam, Z. Peng, J. Mai, and J. Jing, “Factors associated with internet addiction among adolescents,” Cyberpsychology and Behavior, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 551–555, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. K. T. Mueser, R. E. Drake, and M. A. Wallach, “Dual diagnosis: a review of etiological theories,” Addictive Behaviors, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 717–734, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  31. L. McLellan, C. Rissel, N. Donnelly, and A. Bauman, “Health behaviour and the school environment in New South Wales, Australia,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 611–619, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. A. Charlton and C. Bates, “Decline in teenage smoking with rise in mobile phone ownership: hypothesis,” British Medical Journal, vol. 321, no. 7269, p. 1155, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. P. Peretti-Watel, S. Legleye, and F. Beck, “Cigarettes and mobile phones: are they complementary or substitutable products?” Drugs, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 339–343, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. L. Koivusilta, T. Lintonen, and A. Rimpelä, “Mobile phone use has not replaced smoking in adolescence,” British Medical Journal, vol. 326, no. 7381, p. 161, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  35. K. Leena, L. Tomi, and R. Arja, “Intensity of mobile phone use and health compromising behaviours-how is information and communication technology connected to health-related lifestyle in adolescence?” Journal of Adolescence, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 35–47, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  36. A. Gnisci, M. Perugini, R. Pedone, and A. Di Conza, “Construct validation of the use, abuse and dependence on the internet inventory,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 240–247, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  37. C. Chou and M. Hsiao, “Internet addiction, usage, gratification, and pleasure experience: the Taiwan college students' case,” Computers and Education, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 65–80, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  38. H. R. Wu and K. J. Zhu, “Path analysis on related factors causing Internet addiction disorder in college students,” Chinese Journal of Public Health, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1363–1364, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  39. M. K. Chang and S. P. M. Law, “Factor structure for Young's internet addiction test: a confirmatory study,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 2597–2619, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  40. J. Billieux, M. Van Der Linden, and L. Rochat, “The role of impulsivity in actual and problematic use of the mobile phone,” Applied Cognitive Psychology, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 1195–1210, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  41. S. P. Walsh, K. M. White, S. Cox, and R. M. C. D. Young, “Keeping in constant touch: the predictors of young Australians' mobile phone involvement,” Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 333–342, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  42. F. Y. Hong, S. I. Chiu, and H. Y. Lin, “The development and current states of private college student mobile phone addiction scale,” Chung Cheng Educational Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 87–116, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  43. S. H. Cheng, L. J. Weng, Y. J. Su, H. M. Wu, and P. F. Yang, “Development of a Chinese internet addiction scale and its psychometric study,” Chinese Journal of Psychology, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 279–294, 2003. View at Google Scholar
  44. R. P. Bagozzi and Y. Yi, “On the evaluation of structural equation models,” Academy of Marking Science, vol. 16, pp. 76–94, 1988. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  45. L. T. Hu and P. M. Bentler, “Cutoff criteria for fit indexes in covariance structure analysis: conventional criteria versus new alternatives,” Structural Equation Modeling, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1–55, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  46. P. M. Bentler, Theory and Implementation of EQS: A Structural Equations Program, Sage, Newbury Park, Calif, USA, 1988.
  47. M. W. Browne and R. Cudeck, “Alternative ways of assessing model fit,” in Testing Structural Equation Models, K. A. Bollen and J. S. Long, Eds., pp. 136–162, Sage, Newbury Park, Calif, USA, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  48. H. W. Marsh, “Confirmatory factor analysis models of factorial invariance: a multifaceted approach,” Structure Equation Modeling, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 5–34, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  49. B. Boneva, R. Kraut, and D. Frohlich, “Using e-mail for personal relationships: the difference gender makes,” American Behavioral Scientist, no. 3, pp. 530–549, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  50. S. T. Cheng and A. C. Chan, “Relationship with others and life satisfaction in later life: do gender and widowhood make a difference?” Journals of Gerontology B, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. P46–P53, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  51. D. Karaiskos, E. Tzavellas, G. Balta, and T. Paparrigopoulos, “Social network addiction: a new clinical disorder?” European Psychiatry, vol. 25, supplement 1, p. 855, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  52. J. Billieux, M. Van der Linden, M. D'Acremont, G. Ceschi, and A. Zermatten, “Does impulsivity relate to perceived dependence on and actual use of the mobile phone?” Applied Cognitive Psychology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 527–537, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  53. D. Lemish and A. A. Cohen, “On the gendered nature of mobile phone culture in Israel,” Sex Roles, vol. 52, no. 7-8, pp. 511–521, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  54. H. Rees and J. M. Noyes, “Mobile telephones, computers, and the internet: sex differences in adolescents' use and attitudes,” CyberPsychology & Behavior, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 482–484, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  55. K. Y. A. McKenna, A. S. Green, and M. E. J. Gleason, “Relationship formation on the internet: what's the big attraction?” Journal of Social Issues, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 9–31, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus