The role of impulsivity in actual and problematic use of the mobile phone

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Title
The role of impulsivity in actual and problematic use of the mobile phone
Journal
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Author(s)
Billieux Joël, Van der Linden Martial, Rochat Lucien
ISSN
0888-4080
1099-0720
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Number
9
Pages
1195-1210
Language
english
Abstract
Several authors have investigated the risks arising from the growth in mobile phone use (e.g. debts
incurred by young people). The aims of the present study are (1) to validate a new questionnaire
assessing problematic mobile phone use: the Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire
(PMPUQ), and (2) to investigate the relationships between the PMPUQ and the multi-faceted
construct of impulsivity. With these aims, 339 subjects were screened using the PMPUQ and the
UPPS Impulsive Behaviour Scale (UPPS) which assesses four distinct components associated with
impulsive behaviours (urgency, lack of premeditation, lack of perseverance and sensation seeking).
The results showed that the PMPUQ has an acceptable fit and assesses four different dimensions of
problematic mobile phone use (prohibited use, dangerous use, dependence, financial problems).
While each facet of impulsivity played a specific role in mobile phones use, urgency appeared to be
the strongest predictor of problematic use
Keywords
Mobile Phone, Mobile Phone Addiction, UPPS, Impulsivity, Assessment, Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire
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