Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

The Relationship Between Expressive Suppression and Problematic Smartphone Use

Authors
Irene Apriani1, Sri Tiatri2, *, Beryl Ben Mergal3
1Professional Psychology Magister Program, Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
2Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Tarumanagara, Indonesia
3Research Consultant, Adventist University of the Philippines
*Corresponding author. Email: sri.tiatri@untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Sri Tiatri
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.043How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Expressive suppression; Problematic smartphone use; Emotion
Abstract

Expressive suppression is an emotion regulation strategy that refers to the inhibition of emotion-expressive behaviour. Habitual, high expressive suppression may be considered as a less effective strategy because it potentially maintains or even strengthens negative emotion. This experience may develop the urge to regulate their emotions and this urge may lead to smartphone use. In the I-PACE model, individuals can obtain gratification by using a certain smartphone application. This experience may become a reinforcement to develop this cycle. When smartphone use becomes excessive and leads to negative impacts in daily life, it is considered as problematic smartphone use (PSU). The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between expressive suppression and PSU. The study utilizes a correlational research design. An online questionnaire completed by 320 undergraduate students at a university in Jakarta with convenient sampling technique. It was found that expressive suppression has a positive significant relationship to PSU (r =.121, p <.05). This study is in accordance with the I-PACE model which emphasizes that high expressive suppression as an emotion dysregulation may be associated with severe PSU. Results indicate the importance to practice more adaptive emotion regulation strategies and the awareness to monitor smartphone activity from PSU risk.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.043How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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