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Smart phone addiction and mindfulness: an intergenerational comparison

Smart phone addiction and mindfulness: an intergenerational comparison PurposeYoung consumers are particularly vulnerable to the addictive nature of smart phone technology. This paper aims to investigate the smart phone addiction cycle and health outcomes of young and old consumers from the lens of consumers’ mindfulness traits.Design/methodology/approachQualitative and quantitative studies reveal that the lack of mindfulness, measured as a mindless trait, is strongly associated with smart phone addictions and health and quality of life outcomes.FindingsDifferences in mindlessness and smart phone-generated health outcomes are found between younger and older consumers. The negative impact of mindlessness on quality of life was greater for younger adults than older adults.Research limitations/implicationsThis research establishes baseline effects between the mindless trait and smart phone addiction levels.Practical implicationsPaper suggests the marketing of mindfulness programs and the use of marketplace apps to combat addiction issues.Social implicationsSmart phone addiction is a growing problem, and this paper contributes to the understanding of the problem and offers societal solutions for its resolution.Originality/valueThis is the first empirical paper to investigate the connection between a mindless trait and smart phone tendencies and resulting health outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing Emerald Publishing

Smart phone addiction and mindfulness: an intergenerational comparison

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1750-6123
DOI
10.1108/IJPHM-08-2016-0044
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Abstract

PurposeYoung consumers are particularly vulnerable to the addictive nature of smart phone technology. This paper aims to investigate the smart phone addiction cycle and health outcomes of young and old consumers from the lens of consumers’ mindfulness traits.Design/methodology/approachQualitative and quantitative studies reveal that the lack of mindfulness, measured as a mindless trait, is strongly associated with smart phone addictions and health and quality of life outcomes.FindingsDifferences in mindlessness and smart phone-generated health outcomes are found between younger and older consumers. The negative impact of mindlessness on quality of life was greater for younger adults than older adults.Research limitations/implicationsThis research establishes baseline effects between the mindless trait and smart phone addiction levels.Practical implicationsPaper suggests the marketing of mindfulness programs and the use of marketplace apps to combat addiction issues.Social implicationsSmart phone addiction is a growing problem, and this paper contributes to the understanding of the problem and offers societal solutions for its resolution.Originality/valueThis is the first empirical paper to investigate the connection between a mindless trait and smart phone tendencies and resulting health outcomes.

Journal

International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare MarketingEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 3, 2018

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