Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Smartphone Addiction Proneness among Late Adolescents

Ghinza Arif (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

This research examines emotional intelligence, creativity and smartphone addiction proneness in late adolescents. It was hypothesized that emotional intelligence and creativity would be predict smartphone addiction proneness in late adolescents. The sample comprised of both male and female (n = 250) age ranging between 16-18 years from Lahore based colleges and high-schools. The measures comprised of Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (Golemen, 1995), Creativity Style Revised Questionnaire (Kumar & Holman, 1997) and Smartphone Addiction Proneness Scale (Kim, Lee, Lee, Nam & Chung, 2014) in addition to demographic questionnaire. The analyses were carried out through SPSS version 23.00. Regression analyses were used to generate the result  which showed that emotional intelligence and creativity are predictors of smartphone addiction proneness in late adolescents. The research will  add to the literature of smartphone addiction proneness which is rarely researched topic in Pakistan. It will also help educationist and counselors to deal with adolescents which are prone to smartphone addiction.

Keywords:     Emotional intelligence, creativity, smartphone addiction, proneness, late adolescents.

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