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The Effect of Mind Subtraction Meditation Intervention on Smartphone Addiction and the Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents

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Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon 34824, Korea
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Department of Global Medical Science, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul 02844, Korea
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Department of Paramedic Science, Korea National University of Transportation, Chungcheongbuk-do 27909, Korea
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Department of Nursing, Kunsan National University, Jeollabuk-do 54150, Korea
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Research Institute of Basic Science, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul 02844, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3263; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093263
Received: 2 April 2020 / Revised: 2 May 2020 / Accepted: 4 May 2020 / Published: 7 May 2020
As the smartphone has become an indispensable device in modern lives, consequential psychosocial problems such as smartphone addiction have been getting attention worldwide, especially regarding adolescents. Based on its positive effect on young individuals’ mental health, mind subtraction meditation has been widely applied to many school-based programs in South Korea. This study aims to identify the effects of a school program based on mind subtraction on the smartphone addiction of adolescents. A total of 49 high school sophomores, 24 from the experimental group (mean age = 16), and 25 from the control group (mean age = 16) are included in this case-control study. The experimental group is given the meditation program sessions in the morning, two times a week for 20 min per session, for a total of 12 weeks. The experimental group shows improvements regarding the ‘smartphone addiction’ section (p < 0.001), for instant satisfaction (p < 0.001) and long-term satisfaction (p < 0.001). Concerning the ‘self-control’ section and decreasing stress (p < 0.001), problem focusing (p < 0.001), and social support navigation (p = 0.018), there are improvements in these ‘stress coping strategies’ sections. This study directly shows the positive effect of mind subtraction meditation on smartphone addiction in adolescents and, thus, provides guidance to the future development of smartphone addiction prevention programs for young individuals. View Full-Text
Keywords: smartphone addiction; mind subtraction meditation; adolescent smartphone addiction; mind subtraction meditation; adolescent
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Choi, E.-H.; Chun, M.Y.; Lee, I.; Yoo, Y.-G.; Kim, M.-J. The Effect of Mind Subtraction Meditation Intervention on Smartphone Addiction and the Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3263. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093263

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Choi E-H, Chun MY, Lee I, Yoo Y-G, Kim M-J. The Effect of Mind Subtraction Meditation Intervention on Smartphone Addiction and the Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3263. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093263

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Choi, Eun-Hi, Min Y. Chun, Insoo Lee, Yang-Gyeong Yoo, and Min-Jae Kim. 2020. "The Effect of Mind Subtraction Meditation Intervention on Smartphone Addiction and the Psychological Wellbeing among Adolescents" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9: 3263. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093263

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