Investigation of alterations in temporal perception due to the presence of high levels of smartphone dependence

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i12.20870

Keywords:

Temporal perception; Smartphone dependency; Technology.

Abstract

Objective: We aim to investigate the correlation between the construction of perception of time and smartphone dependence in university students in Campina Grande - PB. Methodology: This was a quantitative and experimental cognitive psychology study. Using Google Forms platform, we applied: I-) Socioeconomic Questionnaire; II-) Smartphone Dependence Scale (SDS); III-) Standardized stimulus presentation (466 seconds) and IV-) Questionnaire on stimulus perception. Variables were analyzed by the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) – version 20.0. Results: 155 students were included, 115 female (74.2%) and 40 male (25.8%), average of 21.5 years old. Students were divided into two groups, according to SDS: 41 (26.45%) had no smartphone dependency and 33 (21.29%) were dependent. The perception of duration of the stimulus was 409 seconds among students without dependence, and 523 seconds among the others (27.8% higher - was 409s for the stimulus presented, while that of the group with a high level of dependence was 523s (27.8% higher, p < 0.001). Conclusion: Students who were dependent on smartphone had a greater perception of time duration compared to the group without dependence.

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Published

27/09/2021

How to Cite

CASTELLON, L. A. S. .; CAVALCANTI, J. B.; SOUZA, R. A. D. C. de; DANTAS, F. G. Investigation of alterations in temporal perception due to the presence of high levels of smartphone dependence. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 12, p. e466101220870, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i12.20870. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/20870. Acesso em: 2 mar. 2024.

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