The Relationship Between Expressive Suppression and Problematic Smartphone Use
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- Expressive suppression; Problematic smartphone use; Emotion
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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TY - CONF AU - Irene Apriani AU - Sri Tiatri AU - Beryl Ben Mergal PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - The Relationship Between Expressive Suppression and Problematic Smartphone Use BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 254 EP - 258 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.043 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.043 ID - Apriani2021 ER -