Envolvimento e uso de smartphones. Estudo sobre variações nos tempos de utilização

José Pedro Cerdeira


Nos últimos anos, o acesso aos smartphone generalizou-se e em consequência produziram-se alterações importantes no comportamento dos seus utilizadores, as quais são classificadas por diferentes autores como adições ou como usos excessivos. Este artigo apresenta alguns estudos de validade sobre uma versão portuguesa da escala de envolvimento com o smartphone de Walsh et al. (2010) e explora a associação entre esta medida e os tempos de utilização desta tecnologia de comunicação. As conclusões vão no sentido de evidenciar as qualidades psicométricas da escala e a análise dos dados converge com as conclusões de outros estudos, onde o envolvimento com o smartphone varia em função da idade e do sexo. 


Envolvimento smartphone; Uso problemático do smartphone; Adicções comportamentais; Estudos validade escala; Telemóveis.

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