The effect of self control and emotion regulation difficulties on the problematic smart phone use of young people
The use of smart phones is quite common among young people. This may sometimes cause problems. Different steps are being taken in the schools regarding the rules that students should follow for the use of telephone. However, student-oriented solutions are needed. The main aim of this study is to reveal the role of self-control, difficulties in emotion regulation and having pet on problematic smartphone use. The sample consisted of 296 university students. In this study, “Personal Information Form”, “Brief Self-Control Scale”, “Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale” and “Smartphone Addiction Scale” were utilized to gather data. According to the findings of the research, high self-control ability and having a pet reduces the time spent on the use of problematic smart phone, whereas the difficulty of emotion control increases it. Findings are discussed within the framework of the related literature and some self-control and emotion regulation exercises were suggested for curricula.
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