—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.
—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
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.