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Women More Addicted To Smartphones Than Men, Says Latest Study

Update Date: May 31, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

A recent hypothetical research on smartphone usage between men and women have made the latter the front-runner as being more susceptible to smartphone addiction. The South Korean survey showed that women routinely checked on their smartphones for four hours or higher per day compared to men who are way below the 52 percent average with 29.4 percent, according to Korea Times via Gadgets 360.

Women also registered a 22.9 percent usage for users who engaged with their smartphones six hours a day compared to men who were only listed at 10.8 percent.

Professor Chang Jae-yeon who founded the survey from 1,236 students at six colleges in Suwon, Gyeonggi province explained that in the journal Public Health Reports that:

"We expect adolescents are likely to show similar results. Female users are advised to consciously put their phones out of their reach from time to time."

The Ajou University professor also added, "Women's desires for networking and communication are far stronger than men's, which drive them to become more dependent on social network service (SNS) via their smartphones."

Social media services like Facebook and Instagram tops the list for most women on why they use a smartphone as these devices become more than just a tool for reaching someone via phone calls, playing games and using the search engines.

Women also have a greater tendency to constantly peep at their phone screens even though they are involved with another activity.

The report also pointed it out the one in five women succumbed to anxiety, around 20.1 percent, when they could not enjoy their smartphones.  For men, a percentage of only 8.9 percent applies for those who are down with feelings of insecurity.

In a nutshell, the findings show women tend to use their smartphone for more hours in a day and are more likely to feel insecure when unable to.

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