IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(2): 147-150 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.336

The Conceptual Model on Smart Phone Addiction among Early Childhood

Cheol Park and Ye Rang Park
Abstract—This study examined the antecedents and consequences of children's smart phone addiction. Antecedents of smart phone addiction among children were divided into parental variables and child variables. When parents' education/income/age is higher, dual-income family, the longer parents themselves use smart phones, permissive parenting style, and positive attitudes towards smart phone, children tend to have higher possibility to be addicted to smart phones. Related to child variables, younger children, boys, less siblings, and not attending education institution, predict smart phone addiction. Children with smart phone addiction show problems in mental and physical development. The implications and further study are suggested based on the conceptual model.

Index Terms—Smart phone, addiction, child, parents, family.

C. Park is with Division of Business Administration, Korea University, Sejong-ro 2511, Sejong 339-700, South Korea (e-mail: cpark@ korea.ac.kr).
Y. R. Park is with Department of Child Psychology and Education, Sungkyunkwan University, Sungkyunkwan-ro 25-2, Seoul 110-745, South Korea (e-mail:rangpark92@naver.com).

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Cite: Cheol Park and Ye Rang Park, " The Conceptual Model on Smart Phone Addiction among Early Childhood," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 147-150, 2014.

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