Mobile Phone Addiction: Determinant Factors among Students in a Malaysian Public University

Authors

  • Yuen Fook Chan Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA FSK 1, 5 Building, UiTM Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Suthagar Narasuman Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA FSK 1, 5 Building, UiTM Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2905

Keywords:

Attitude; Mobile addiction; Purpose of Use: University students

Abstract

The present study was conducted to examine mobile addiction determinant factors among university students in higher education in Malaysia. A total of 162 students responded to the online survey questionnaire. The study employed a quantitative-based research method to obtain data, and the research instruments consist of a set of combined questionnaires adopted from two Ph.D. studies. The correlation result between mobile addiction and attitude showed a stronger association than with the purpose of use. However, linear regression only indicated a significant contribution of students’ attitude towards mobile addiction variance.

Keywords: Attitude; Mobile addiction; Purpose of Use: University students 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2905

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Chan , Y. F., & Narasuman, S. . (2021). Mobile Phone Addiction: Determinant Factors among Students in a Malaysian Public University. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2905