IJBSPT 2017 Volume 4 Issue 3

International Journal BioSciences, Psychiatry and Technology (IJBSPT) ISSN: 0975-2161

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Test Development for Cellular Phone Addiction among College Students.  Melanie G. Gurat.  IJBSPT (2017), 4(3):27-36

Test Development for Cellular Phone Addiction among College Students

Authors & Affiliation:
Melanie G. Gurat
Faculty of Mathematics Department and Graduate School; and Statistician, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

This study aimed to develop a test to determine the level of cellular addiction among college students. The items included in this instrument were obtained from the internet source and were verified by the students. The data were analyzed through reliability analysis and factor analyses. The process in developing the test for cellular phone addiction questionnaire was described, and the final version of the instrument was presented. Findings revealed three factors namely: habitually/routinely activity, preoccupation, and negative consequences. It also proposed method on how to interpret the level of cellular addiction of the students based on the computed mean scores that correspond to their responses using the questionnaire. The three factors were also identified as correlated factors. This instrument can be used for further studies and baseline studies to develop interventions to solve problems on cellular phone addiction.

Key words: Addiction; cellular phone; questionnaire; habitually; preoccupation; negative consequences

Prof. Dr. Prabhu Britto Albert,
Nov 9, 2017, 7:54 AM