Two-dimensional taxonomy of internet addiction and assessment of smartphone addiction with diagnostic criteria and mobile apps

Yi Lun Wu, Sheng Hsuan Lin, Yu Hsuan Lin*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

A recent review by Montag et al. raised a taxonomical argument about internet addiction. We propose a two-dimensional taxonomy of internet addiction by both the device and the content as the solution. For the assessment of smartphone addiction, measurements should be based on functional impairment and validated by diagnostic criteria rather than solely on self-reported questionnaires. We detail the potential of mobile applications (apps) to improve the assessment of smartphone addiction. App-generated indicators could fulfill the unmet need of assessment of smartphone addiction and facilitate future assessment and treatment planning of smartphone addiction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)928-933
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Behavioral Addictions
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Two-dimensional taxonomy of internet addiction and assessment of smartphone addiction with diagnostic criteria and mobile apps'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this