The Effect of the Dental Technology Students' Stress on the Degree of Smartphone Addiction

일부 치기공학과 학생들의 생활 스트레스가 스마트폰 중독 정도에 미치는 영향

  • Moon, Hag Ryong (Deparrtment of Dental Technology, Kyung-dong university) ;
  • Lee, Hye-Eun (Deparrtment of Dental Technology, Kyung-dong university)
  • 문학룡 (경동대학교 치기공학과) ;
  • 이혜은 (경동대학교 치기공학과)
  • Received : 2018.07.26
  • Accepted : 2018.12.20
  • Published : 2018.12.30


Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between dental technology students' life stress and smartphone addiction in order to detect smartphone over-users early, prevent them from getting addicted, and obtain basic data for creating a positive environment for academic achievement by using smartphone in a right way. Methods: The subjects of this study were university students at D University and G University in Daejeon Metropolitan City and Gangwon-do. A questionnaire survey was conducted to the subjects who understood the purpose of this study and participated in it from March 1 to June 10, 2018, and 243 were finally analyzed except 24 questionnaires without sufficient answers. Results: As a result of multiple regression analysis with variables, which were significant in univariate analysis, as independent variables, there were gender and smartphone dependency as general characteristics affecting the degree of smartphone addiction, and family relations and future problems among stress sub-factors were selected as significant variables. Conclusion : In the case of college students, they choose the smartphone as the easiest way to relieve stress because they lack the time and space to actually release stress. Therefore, club activities or on-campus and extra-curricular activities are recommended, and it needs to seek a way to get rid of stress by solving the cause of stress through counseling.


Table 1. Characteristics of Participants

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Table 2. Life Stress and Smartphone addiction according to General characteristics

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Table 3. The Correlation between variable

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Table 4. The affecting variables of smartphone addiction

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