Individual Differences in the Relationship Between Attachment and Nomophobia Among College Students: The Mediating Role of Mindfulness

Arpaci I., BALOĞLU M., Kozan H. I. O., Kesici S.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, vol.19, no.12, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/jmir.8847
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: reactive attachment disorder, mindfulness, anxiety, phobic disorders, phobia, smartphone, YOUNG-ADULTS, DISPOSITIONAL MINDFULNESS, PARENTAL ATTACHMENT, ADDICTION, STYLE, MECHANISMS, THERAPY, FEAR, INTERVENTIONS, ASSOCIATIONS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Background: There is a growing interest in nomophobia, which is defined as the fear of being out of cellular phone contact, or "feelings of discomfort or anxiety experienced by individuals when they are unable to use their mobile phones or utilize the affordances these devices provide". However, only limited research can be found in terms of its determinants at present. Contemporary literature suggests that the relationships among attachment styles, mindfulness, and nomophobia have not been investigated.