Relationships between Smartphone Addiction, Depression, Stress, and Academic Performance among Students at Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University


  • Phoowasit Phoolawan Department of Health Sciences, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University
  • Numporn Insin Department of Health Sciences, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University
  • Sasiwan Tassna-iem Department of Health Sciences, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University
  • Jarinthip Chomchaipon Department of Health Sciences, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University



Smartphone Addiction, Mental Health, Academic Performance


This is a cross-sectional study that aimed to 1) determine smart addiction and 2) investigate relationships between smartphone addiction, depression, stress, and academic performance among students at Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University. 345 students at Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University were sampled using the multistage sampling technique. The data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire and were analyzed using a descriptive statistic. The relationships between depression, stress, academic performance, and smartphone addiction were tested using Binary logistic regression. The results showed that 195 students were addicted to smartphone that was at the percentage of 56.5 and relationships between smartphone addiction and severe stress (OR = 9.84; 95%CI: 4.12 – 23.50), high stress (OR = 3.42; 95%CI: 1.58 – 7.40), depression (OR = 2.12; 95%CI: 1.28 – 3.53), and GPA < 3.00 (OR = 1.95; 95%CI: 1.12 – 3.40) were significant at the level of 0.05. Recommendations from the study revealed that there should be screening for stress and depression in the students, especially the ones who had smartphone addiction. Furthermore, to protect the health problems, there should be an arrangement of activities about self-management towards using the smartphone for entertainment and relaxation.


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Phoolawan P, Insin N, Tassna-iem S, Chomchaipon J. Relationships between Smartphone Addiction, Depression, Stress, and Academic Performance among Students at Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 27 [cited 2023 Dec. 4];4(4):36-43. Available from:



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