155: Exploring British Adolescents’ Views and Experiences of Problematic Smartphone Use and Smartphone Etiquette

Marie-Claire Conlin, Independent Researcher & Dr Elizabeth Sillence, Northumbria University (2021)

A summary of the results of an exploratory qualitative study examining adolescents’ perceptions and experiences of smartphones. The research questions focused on understanding the experiences and attitudes which characterise adolescents’ relationships with their smartphones and whether they considered their use to be problematic. Three focus groups with 13 young people aged 16-18 were conducted in 2018. The data were analysed using Thematic Analysis.

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