School of Behavioral Sciences
phone, mobile phone, problematic mobile phone use, spirituality, religious coping, mental health, depression anxiety stress scales
Bolme, Rachel, "God and the Machine: A Correlational Study on Mobile Phone Dependence, Religious Coping, and Mental Health" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 975.
Research on the various effects of mobile phones did not begin to be published until after they had already been integrated into society. To date, the results of various studies looking into the relationship between mobile phone use and mental health demonstrate that phones, if used in problematic ways, have negative effects on mental health. Even so, there are no studies looking into problematic mobile phone use and how it correlates with spirituality and positive religious coping as well as mental health. Due to this gap in the research, this anonymous online study was designed to look into correlations between problematic cell phone use, positive religious coping, and mental health. The Adapted Cell Phone Addiction Test (ACPAT) was used to assess problematic cell phone use, the Religious Coping Activities Scales (RCOPE) were used to assess positive religious coping, and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-42) were used to assess mental health.