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URN etd-0809117-152424
Author Yi-Yun Chen
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Department Information Management
Year 2017
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title The Intervention Effects of the Mindfulness Training App on Smartphone Usage Behavior
Date of Defense 2017-08-30
Page Count 105
Keyword
  • smartphone addiction
  • smartphone usage behavior
  • app
  • media multitasking
  • cognitive functions
  • mindfulness
  • Abstract People have become more dependent on smartphones than before because modern smartphone apps provide a great range of services including commerce, learning, and entertainment. However, this dependence might have negatively influenced users’ social interaction and cognitive functions. Mindfulness training is a potential solution for smartphone addiction because it has shown preliminary effect in treating addictions. This current study explores (1) the relationship between smartphone usage pattern and cognitive functions, and (2) the interventional effect of my mindfulness training app on smartphone users’ usage behavior and cognitive functions. In the first experiment, participants completed questionnaires (smartphone addiction and media multitasking) and computerized tasks (visual attention, task switching, and response inhibition). The results showed that smartphone addiction was significantly correlated with task switching score. In the second experiment, some of the participants from the first experiment completed the mindfulness scale and then were asked to regularly use the mindfulness training app. After eight weeks, these participants completed the same questionnaires and tasks for the second time. The results showed that the training app increased participants’ mindfulness score. Furthermore, the training app significantly decreased participants’ smartphone addiction score and media multitasking score, and increased their task switching score. The app did not significantly affect visual attention or response inhibition score. Taken together, this study provides preliminary evidence that smartphone users’ usage pattern correlates with their cognitive functions, and that a smartphone training app of mindfulness might help to increase mindfulness and decrease smartphone reliance.
    Advisory Committee
  • Hsing-Tzu Lin - chair
  • Rong-Fuh Day - co-chair
  • Feng-Yang Kuo - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2017-09-12

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