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DOI 10.25688/2223-6872.2020.35.3.6




V. P. Sheinov,

NIHE, Minsk, Republic of Belarus,



The convenience provided by smartphones is obvious, which gives rise to many addiction to its excessive use and the fear of being left without it: this is the state of anxiety of a person who has lost the ability to have a smartphone at hand. Smartphone addiction is a new phenomenon, one of the most widespread non-medical addictions, which, in its massiveness, has already left behind Internet addiction and gambling addiction, forming a dangerous conglomerate with them. The negative consequences of smartphone addiction can include psychological, behavioral and self-efficacy problems in victims of this addiction.

This development is based on the «Smartphone Addiction Scale» (SAS), an English-language questionnaire for smartphone dependence. Internet addiction was quantified by the Kimberly-Young test. Anxiety and depression levels were measured using the «Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale». Life satisfaction was measured using a questionnaire adapted in Russian and validated by E. N. Osin and D. A. Leontiev. The level of self-control was determined by M. Snyder’s test «Self-control in communication», the stress resistance level was determined by the test according to S. Cowhen and G. Willianson.

The article shows that the Russian-language version of the «Smartphone Addiction Scale» (SAS) questionnaire proposed by the author is reliable and valid. Smartphone addiction diagnosed by the questionnaire is positively correlated with anxiety, depression, stress, and negatively associated with self-control and life satisfaction. The smartphone dependence of women diagnosed by the questionnaire is statistically significantly higher than the dependence on the smartphone of men. A significant positive relationship was found between smoking cravings in men and smartphone addiction.


Keywords: smartphone addiction; questionnaire; reliability; validity; anxiety; depression; stress; selfcontrol; life satisfaction; women; men.


For citation: Sheinov V. P. Adaptation and validization of the questionnaire «Scale of dependence on the smartphone» for the Russian-speaking society // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2020. № 3 (35). P. 75–84. DOI: 10.25688/2223-6872.2020.35.3.6


Sheinov Viktor Pavlovich, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor. Academician of the International Academy of Information Technologies. Professor at the Department of Psychology and Pedagogical Mastery of the Republican Institute of Higher Education, Minsk, The Republic of Belarus.

E-mail: sheinov1@mail.ru ORCID: 0000-0002-2191- 646X




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