Examining the relationship between text-message dependency and psychological or behavioural symptoms from the perspective of self-perception theory / Melissa Shahrom … [et al.]

Shahrom, Melissa and Ghazali, Norfazlina and Azmi, Farah Syazreena and Alwi, Anisah and Abdul Majid, Afiza (2017) Examining the relationship between text-message dependency and psychological or behavioural symptoms from the perspective of self-perception theory / Melissa Shahrom … [et al.]. Advances in Business Research International Journal, 3 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2462-1838

Abstract

The widespread use of smartphones and online text messages for communication has influenced and changed the everyday lives of its users. Undoubtedly, smartphones can enhance and advance our working life and personal life to suit modern lifestyles. However, some of the smartphone users show overdependence on the smartphone’s applications especially on mobile communications to share and receive immediate information either for their work or personal related matters. ‘Text-message dependency’ is a term used to refer to these users who use and rely so much on text messaging applications. This obsessive use of mobile communications can lead to numerous psychological and behavioural symptoms such as problematic addictions, obsessions, health risks and also produce negative social outcomes. The research concentrates to study the factors that contribute to text-message dependency and psychological or behavioural symptoms from the perspective of self-perception theory. The research is significant and important for the society and national development in several aspects; 1) educate the society about the risks of smartphone addiction, 2) provide guidelines and insight to the ministry of health and multimedia development, and 3) give awareness to the application developers on the future demand of smartphone applications that relates to behaviour control.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Shahrom, Melissamelissashahrom@gmail.com
Ghazali, NorfazlinaUNSPECIFIED
Azmi, Farah SyazreenaUNSPECIFIED
Alwi, AnisahUNSPECIFIED
Abdul Majid, AfizaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Electronic commerce > Mobile commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Communication of technical information
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Business Research International Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
ISSN: 2462-1838
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Official URL: https://abrij.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 29430
Uncontrolled Keywords: Text message dependency, behavioural symptoms, self-perception theory, smartphone addiction
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29430

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