Comparison of Mental Health in Students with Problematic Use of Mobile Phones and Normal Students

Document Type : Research Article

Authors

1 M. A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Department of Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Ph.D. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

3 M. A., Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran

4 M. A. in Clinical Psychology, 22 Bahman Hospital, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

5 M. A. in Educational Management, Department of Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Human Sciences, Urmia University, Iran

6 Ph.D. in Counceling, Department of Counseling, School of Psychology & Training Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

10.22034/jmp.2022.333922.1033

Abstract

The mobile phone by its entering to human’ life, has caused extensive changes, but sometimes cause problems as well. It seems that people who use the mobile phone in a problematic way are vulnerable to psychological damage. According to existing research, the purpose of this study was to compare the general health of students with problematic use of mobile phones and normal users. In this cross-sectional study, the study population was all students of Ardebil universities in 2013, out of which 116 were recruited using convenience sampling method. For collecting data, the Cell-Phone Over-Use Scale (COS) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) were used. Data were analyzed using SPSS16 software.There was a positive and significant relationship between problematic use of mobile phones and general health (p<0.01). Also, there was a significant difference between two groups of problematic users and normal users of mobile phones in terms of general health (p<0.01). According to the results, students with problematic use of mobile phones have a lower general health level. Therefore, interventions to improve their health and reduce their problematic use of mobile phones should be considered.

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  • Receive Date: 13 September 2021
  • Revise Date: 15 November 2021
  • Accept Date: 20 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 28 February 2022