Study: Cellphone addiction related to compulsive buying and credit card misuse
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
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
I felt addicted to my cellphone is because of the phonearena.com.
And it's true :(
2. mydi.maus (unregistered)
what r u addicted to?
5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 878; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Porn and cheetos like any other god loving american.
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3207; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Well, i don't fiddle with it much...but i check THIS site "frequently"and download stuffs i need!!
4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
"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."
this.....is so true, i always open 4 different phone news website everyday, phonearena technobuffalo phonedog androidcentral, but the main one is always phonearena
when i don't have my phone with me i feel very concern about my phone, im scared that someone will somehow steal (?) it at my house
6. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i never send 3200 text messages in a month! moreover, i could only send like 10 messages a month! :P
8. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
I do visit Phonearena frequently because of information on whats new, what happening, events and so on. For me, its being up to date on whats going around you. I send more than
3200 txt messages per month because of my business but im not addicted to my phone. Its just a tool for keeping in touch and help me finishing my stuff quicker. Im messaging my friends and loves ones twice or once a week and thats just it. If you let your phone control you then its your problem, again its a matter of descipline.