Smartphone Addiction


Ying Zhu, Jingjing Ma and Jingjing Wang seek empirical studies that include smartphone addiction as variable

Author: Ying Zhu

Dear colleagues,

In this COVID-19 pandemic, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.

Our research team is conducting a meta-analysis on the antecedents and consequences of smartphone addiction. We completed an exhaustive search of journal articles, theses, and dissertations. To address the file drawer bias, we would like to include unpublished manuscripts or data.

Specifically, we are looking for unpublished empirical studies (e.g., experiment, survey, and secondary data) that have examined the factors that lead to smartphone addiction (or problematic/excessive smartphone use etc.) or the outcomes of smartphone addiction. Smartphone addiction can be a dependent/independent variable or a moderator/mediator in the studies.

We would really appreciate if you could share your studies or data with us. You can send your studies or the basic stats of your studies (sample size N, Mean, SD and a correlation matrix) to

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Ying Zhu (UBC), Jingjing Ma and Jingjing Wang (Peking University)

Dr. Ying Zhu
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
Tel: 250.807.9836 |  Fax: 250.807.8533