Over the past decade, smartphones have permeated all domains of adolescents’ everyday lives, with research dominated by “smartphone addiction.” This study compares one of the most used measures of smartphone addiction with a new alternative measure, the Smartphone Pervasiveness Scale for Adolescents (SPS-A), which focuses on the frequency of smartphone use at key social and physiological moments of daily life. A sample of 3,289 Italian high school students was used to validate the two constructs and compare their suitability for research on academic performance. SPS-A was moderately correlated with smartphone addiction, showed measurement invariance (across ethnic origins, parental education, and gender), and negatively predicted language and math test scores. SPS-A is a nonpathologizing instrument suitable for analyzing the role of smartphone use in academic achievement in combination with students’ social backgrounds.

Gerosa, T., Gui, M., Büchi, M. (2022). Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction. SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW, 40(6 (December 2022)), 1542-1561 [10.1177/08944393211018969].

Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction

Gerosa, Tiziano
;
Gui, Marco;
2022

Abstract

Over the past decade, smartphones have permeated all domains of adolescents’ everyday lives, with research dominated by “smartphone addiction.” This study compares one of the most used measures of smartphone addiction with a new alternative measure, the Smartphone Pervasiveness Scale for Adolescents (SPS-A), which focuses on the frequency of smartphone use at key social and physiological moments of daily life. A sample of 3,289 Italian high school students was used to validate the two constructs and compare their suitability for research on academic performance. SPS-A was moderately correlated with smartphone addiction, showed measurement invariance (across ethnic origins, parental education, and gender), and negatively predicted language and math test scores. SPS-A is a nonpathologizing instrument suitable for analyzing the role of smartphone use in academic achievement in combination with students’ social backgrounds.
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academic performance; adolescents; measurement and structural invariance; problematic smartphone use; scale validation; smartphone addiction; smartphone pervasiveness; well-being;
English
1-giu-2021
2022
40
6 (December 2022)
1542
1561
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Gerosa, T., Gui, M., Büchi, M. (2022). Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Pervasiveness Approach Beyond Addiction. SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW, 40(6 (December 2022)), 1542-1561 [10.1177/08944393211018969].
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