The Influence of Social Support on College Students’ Mobile Phone Dependence: The Mediating Role of Security

  •  Guifang Fu    
  •  Kexin Shi    
  •  Kai Ye    


In order to further study the current situation and relationship of college students’ mobile phone dependence, social support and sense of security, a questionnaire survey was performed on 409 college students using the college students' mobile phone addiction tendency scale, social support assessment scale and sense of safety scale. The results showed that: (1) 40.24% of college students are moderate of mobile phone dependence, and 5.75% of college students had serious problem of mobile phone dependence; the social support and sense of security of college students were at the upper-middle level; there is no gender difference,no one child difference and no love difference of mobile phone dependence in college students; there is grade difference of mood change; (2) The social support and sense of security of people with high phone dependence are significantly lower than those with low phones Dependence; (3) Social dependence and sense of security have significant negative correlations and negative predictive effects on mobile phone dependence; (4) Security sense has a full mediating role between social support and mobile phone dependence, thus enhancing social support and the sense of security of college students can effectively improve their mobile phone dependence.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-064X
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0658
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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