Use of Mobile Phone Text Message and Personality among Japanese University Students
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2013, Pages: 192-195
Received: Aug. 31, 2013; Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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Xi Lu, Department of Clinical Behavioural Sciences (Psychological Medicine), Kumamoto University Graduate School of Biosciences, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan; Department of Public Health, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
Zi Chen, Research Center of Applied Psychology, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, China
Masayo Uji, Department of Bioethics, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Biosciences, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
Toshiaki Nagata, Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare, Tamana, Japan
Takahiko Katoh, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
Toshinori Kitamura, Kitamura Institute of Mental Health Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
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Abstract
To evaluate the personality correlates of mobile phone text message use in Japanese youth, university students (N = 232) were distributed a set questionnaires containing the Temperament and Character Inventory and items enquiring their text message use. Greater text messaging was associated with high Novelty Seeking (NS). The results of this study suggest that text message was based on NS.
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Mobile Phone Text-Messaging, Temperament, Character
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Xi Lu, Zi Chen, Masayo Uji, Toshiaki Nagata, Takahiko Katoh, Toshinori Kitamura, Use of Mobile Phone Text Message and Personality among Japanese University Students, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2013, pp. 192-195. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20130205.14
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