Women more addicted to smartphones than men, survey finds

Zoe Burson said she finds herself agreeing with the study’s findings. Men tend to have other things to do, she said.

By Jason Wheeler | The Daily Courier

After surveying about 200 college students on their use of smartphones, a professor at Binghamton University found twice as many women addicted to smartphones, compared to men.

In a December article by Maggie Gilroy — of The Press & Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, New York — Isaac Vaghefi, an assistant professor in the university’s School of Management, said he hadn’t expected to find the gender distinction in his survey.

“It kind of came out of the data,” he said.

The study began about three years ago, and Vaghefi measured the students’ level of dependency, their level of self-regulation, the level of control and the magnitude of consequences. He also gave students a chance to explain and give details to their answers.

When looking at the demographics of the data, Vaghefi found one in three of the males were addicted and two in three females were addicted.

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