Compulsive Smartphone Use : The Roles of Flow, Reinforcement Motives, and Convenience

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014)
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding a Better World Through Information Systems
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages1463-1473
Volume2
ISBN (print)9781634396943
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

Conference

Title35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014)
PlaceNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period14 - 17 December 2014

Abstract

Along with its rapid growth of penetration, smartphone has become highly prevalent in recent years. Meanwhile, compulsive smartphone use emerges as a rising concern. Given that research on compulsive smartphone use is scarce in the information systems literature, this paper aims to reveal its significant determinants to enrich the theoretical development in this area. In particular, we incorporate flow, reinforcement motives (i.e., instant gratification and mood regulation), and convenience in the research model to examine their influences on compulsive smartphone use. We conduct an empirical online survey with 384 valid responses to assess the model. The findings show that flow and reinforcement motives have direct and significant effects on compulsive use. Convenience affects compulsive use indirectly through flow, while flow further mediates the effects of reinforcement motives on compulsive use. Implications for both research and practice are offered.

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  • Compulsive use, Flow, IT adoption, Motivation, Smartphones, User behavior

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Compulsive Smartphone Use: The Roles of Flow, Reinforcement Motives, and Convenience. / Zhang, Kem; Chen, Chongyang; Zhao, Sesia et al.
International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014): Building a Better World Through Information Systems. Vol. 2 Association for Information Systems, 2014. p. 1463-1473.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review