The Role of Depression and Attachment Styles in Predicting Students’ ‎Addiction to Cell Phones

Abdollah Ghasempour, Mansour Mahmoodi-Aghdam

Abstract


Background: The present study aimed at investigating the role of depression and attachment styles in predicting cell phone addiction.

Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, a sample including 100 students of Payame Noor University (PNU), Reyneh Center, Iran, in the academic year of 2013-2014 was selected using volunteer sampling. Participants were asked to complete the adult attachment inventory (AAI), Beck depression inventory-13 (BDI-13) and the cell phone overuse scale (COS).

Findings: Results of the stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that depression and avoidant attachment style were the best predictors of students’ cell phone addiction (R2 = 0.23).

Conclusion: The results of this study highlighted the predictive value of depression and avoidant attachment style concerning students’ cell phone addiction.

Keywords


Cell phone addiction, Depression, Attachment styles

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22122/ahj.v7i3-4.286

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