Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Measuring Mobile Phone Dependence in Spanish and Greek High School Students Using a Short Scale: Validating Both Adaptations

Abstract : Mobile phones appear to have become one of the main entertainment features in adolescents’ life, which has also been suggested to be potentially addictive. A shortened version of a scale used to detect this potential addiction, the Mobile Phone Problematic Use Scale (MPPUS-10; Foerster, Roser, Schoeni, & Röösli, 2015) has been extracted from the Mobile Phone Problematic Use Scale for Adolescents (MPPUSA; Lopez-Fernandez, Honrubia-Serrano, & Freixa-Blanxart, 2012). To validate this shortened scale, a cross-national study surveyed 1391 high school students in both Spain and Greece, assessing both socio-demographic variables and self- perceived mobile use dependency. The MPPUS-10 exhibited good factorial validity, good reliability, and similar mid scores in both countries. Results from sub-scale symptomatology showed consistency in elevated levels of craving, withdrawal, and loss of control related to mobile phone use in both countries. This study presents evidence of self-perceived mobile phone dependence in south-European high school students, but more research is needed.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [14 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01762906
Contributor : Hal Ifip <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:48:00 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 3:50:03 PM

File

463502_1_En_12_Chapter.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Licence


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Identifiers

Citation

Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, Kleopatra Nikolopoulou. Measuring Mobile Phone Dependence in Spanish and Greek High School Students Using a Short Scale: Validating Both Adaptations. 11th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE), Jul 2017, Dublin, Ireland. pp.97-103, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_12⟩. ⟨hal-01762906⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

248

Files downloads

156