This literature review explores smartphone use among college students. It examines how this usage creates hyper-connection, which is the state of being available for communication anywhere and at any time. I will examine the effects of hyper-connection on the well-being of college students. Hyper-connection is operationalized through the lens of constant availability, fear of missing out, friendship satisfaction, and face-to-face interactions. Furthermore, I will discuss the cyclical nature of the relationships between these variables. The conclusion outlines the limitations of current research and possibilities for future research in this area.
"The Impact of Hyper-Connection Through Smartphone Usage on Friendship Satisfaction in College Students,"
Perspectives: Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholars.unh.edu/perspectives/vol13/iss1/1