According to Dr. Roberts (Beatle fans, take note), 90% of college students own a cellphone (67% of those 18-24 own a smartphone) and the ever increasing functionality of them leads to their over use. The author of the study goes on to say that a majority of young people claim that losing their cellphone would be a disaster to their social life. 60% of the 191 college undergraduates (all business students) surveyed for the paper, felt that they were addicted to their cellphone.
withdrawal-like symptoms that continue until you have your phone back in your hand? It all relates to dopamine and serotonin levels that rise when we get pleasure from our phone. That leads to the desire to use the device again and again.
The way we see it, if you're not ignoring others to check Instagram, or driving while texting, or replacing human connection with a silicon one, there is nothing wrong with having your cellphone by your side at all times. And there is one addiction we would never want to see you end. That is the one that keeps you coming back to PhoneArena.
source: JournalofBehavioralAddictions, BaylorUniversity via Textually.org