Leisure experience and mobile phone addiction: Evidence from Chinese adolescents.

Publication date: Feb 15, 2024

During the Covid-19 pandemic, online learning became the mainstream because of many restrictions on interpersonal relationships. Children spent more and more time using mobile phones, which also aroused public concern. In past research on the prevention of problematic mobile phone use, it was easy to neglect meaningful part of leisure. Hence, based on Davis’s cognitive-behavioral model, this study was designed to verify how leisure experience influences mobile phone addiction through maladaptive cognition, which received little attention before. By convenient sampling method, it involved a sample of 1007 middle school students recruited from Northern China. We used adolescent leisure experience questionnaire, maladaptive cognition scale and mobile phone addiction scale to measure adolescents’ leisure experience, maladaptive cognition and mobile phone addiction respectively. The findings revealed that leisure experience was negatively correlated with maladaptive cognition (r = -0. 21, p

Concepts Keywords
Addiction Addiction
China Adolescents
Covid Chinese
Phones Cognition
Students Covid
Evidence
Experience
Learning
Leisure
Mainstream
Maladaptive
Mobile
Pandemic
Phone
Restrictions

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH mobile phone addiction
disease MESH Covid-19 pandemic
disease VO time

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