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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-113
Problematic mobile phone use and big-five personality domains


Department of Human and Information Science, Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Motoharu Takao
4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292
Japan
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Source of Support: Tokai University,, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.132736

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Background: Although a mobile phone is useful and attractive as a tool for communication and interpersonal interaction, there exists the risk of its problematic or addictive use. Objectives: This study aims to investigate the correlation between the big-five personality domains and problematic mobile phone use. Materials and Methods: The Mobile Phone Problem Usage Scale and the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) were employed in this study. Survey data were gathered from 504 university students for multiple regression analysis. Results: Problematic mobile phone use is a function of gender, extraversion, neuroticism, openness-to-experience; however, it is not a function of agreeableness or conscientiousness. Conclusions: The measurement of these predictors would enable the screening of and intervening in the potentially problematic behaviors of mobile phone users.


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