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Factors associated with smartphone addiction prevalence and its predictive capacity for health-related quality of life among Filipino adolescents


  • Buctot, Danilo B.
  • Kim, Nami
  • Kim, Jinsoo Jason


The prevalence of smartphone addiction among adolescents is currently on the rise. Earlier studies focused on the impact of smartphone addiction on various aspects of life, but little is known about its capacity to predict an individual’s quality of life. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of smartphone addiction among Filipino adolescents and to investigate the relationship between smartphone addiction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Furthermore, this study explored the differences between the smartphone addiction and non-smartphone addiction groups in terms of demographic profile, family environment, smartphone usage patterns, and HRQoL, and examined the predictive capacity of smartphone addiction on HRQoL above and beyond demographic profile, family environment, and smartphone usage patterns.

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  • Buctot, Danilo B. & Kim, Nami & Kim, Jinsoo Jason, 2020. "Factors associated with smartphone addiction prevalence and its predictive capacity for health-related quality of life among Filipino adolescents," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 110(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:110:y:2020:i:c:s0190740919312241
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104758

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