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Ryding, Francesca C and Kuss, Daria J . (2020) Passive objective measures in the assessment of problematic smartphone use: a systematic review. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11 (100257) doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100257

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC72449...

Research focussing on problematic smartphone use has predominantly employed psychometric tests which cannot capture the automatic processes and behaviours associated with problematic use. The present review aimed to identify passive objective measures that have been used or developed to assess problematic smartphone use. A systematic search was conducted using Web of Science, Scopus, PsychInfo and PubMed databases to identify passive objective measures that have been employed to assess problematic smartphone use, resulting in 18 studies meeting the inclusion criteria. Objective data that were monitored predominantly focussed on general screen usage time and checking patterns. Findings demonstrate that passive monitoring can enable smartphone usage patterns to be inferred within a relatively short timeframe and provide ecologically valid data on smartphone behaviour. Challenges and recommendations of employing passive objective measures in smartphone-based research are discussed.


Item Type
Evidence resource
Date
June 2020
Page Range
p. 100257
Volume
11
Number
100257
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