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Perceived stress and mobile phone addiction among college students during the 2019 coronavirus disease: The mediating roles of rumination and the moderating role of self-control.

Authors
  • Peng, Yu1
  • Zhou, Huiling2
  • Zhang, Bin1
  • Mao, Huili1
  • Hu, Rongting1
  • Jiang, Huaibin3
  • 1 Department of Psychology, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, PR China. , (China)
  • 2 Department of Psychology, Guizhou Medical University, PR China. , (China)
  • 3 Department of Psychology, Fujian Polytechnic Normal University, PR China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Personality and Individual Differences
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2022
Volume
185
Pages
111222–111222
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2021.111222
PMID: 34429562
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This present study aimed to examine the mediating role of rumination and the moderating role of self-control in the link between perceived stress and mobile phone addiction during the COVID-19 epidemic. A total of 628 college students completed Depression-Anxiety-Stress Scale, Smartphone Addiction Scale, Ruminative Responses Scale and Self-Control Scale. Mediation analysis highlighted that rumination mediated the association between perceived stress and mobile phone addiction. Moderated mediation analysis indicated that the indirect association between perceived stress and mobile phone addiction were moderated by self-control. Between the COVID affected group and the unaffected group, some differences also be observed in the moderating effect of self-control. This study emphasize the importance of rumination and self-control in understanding the possible mechanisms underlying the relationship between perceived stress and mobile phone addiction, which can be used to develop interventions to reduce the problematic behavior among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. © 2021 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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