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Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students

Ahmethan Turan, Mehmet Hanifi Kokaçya, Ertan Yılmaz, Mustafa Arı.


Abstract
Objective: Cryptocurrency trading has become widespread in recent years with developing technology and ease of use. As this is similar to gambling and pathological trading, this can produce an addiction. In this study, we aimed to examine the relationship between use of cryptocurrencies and ADHD symptoms, quality of life and sleep quality among university students.

Methods: In total 921 university students were included in this study. All participants answered the sociodemographic data form, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale (ASRS), 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) using the online questionnaire method. Cryptocurrency users additionally responded to Problematic Cryptocurrency Trading Scale (PCTS).

Results: In the cryptocurrency users’ ASRS scores were significantly higher (p<0.001), all SF-36 scores were significantly lower (for mental health subscale p=0.034, for other subscales p<0.001) in except SF-36 bodily pain scores, PSQI global scores (p<0.001) and subscales scores were found to be significantly higher (for sleep latency subscale p=0.013, for sleep disturbances subscale p=0.041, for other subscales p<0.001). Among those who cryptocurrency user, positive significant relationship was found between male gender, gambling, smoking and psychiatric history and PCTS scores (p=0.017, p=0.002, p=0.029, p=0.011 respectively).

Conclusion: Cryptocurrency users have shown more ADHD symptoms, lower sleep quality and lower quality of life than non-users. Cryptocurrency use is common among university students and it should not be overlooked that it can evolve into behavioral addiction.

Key words: Addictive Behavior, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Gambling, Life Quality


 
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Turan A, Kokacya MH, Yılmaz E, Arı M. Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. PBS. 2024; 14(2): 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440


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Turan A, Kokacya MH, Yılmaz E, Arı M. Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. https://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=184932 [Access: June 26, 2024]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440


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Turan A, Kokacya MH, Yılmaz E, Arı M. Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. PBS. 2024; 14(2): 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440



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Turan A, Kokacya MH, Yılmaz E, Arı M. Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. PBS. (2024), [cited June 26, 2024]; 14(2): 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440



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Turan, A., Kokacya, . M. H., Yılmaz, . E. & Arı, . M. (2024) Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. PBS, 14 (2), 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440



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Turan, Ahmethan, Mehmet Hanifi Kokacya, Ertan Yılmaz, and Mustafa Arı. 2024. Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 14 (2), 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440



Chicago Style

Turan, Ahmethan, Mehmet Hanifi Kokacya, Ertan Yılmaz, and Mustafa Arı. "Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 14 (2024), 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Turan, Ahmethan, Mehmet Hanifi Kokacya, Ertan Yılmaz, and Mustafa Arı. "Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 14.2 (2024), 107-115. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Turan, A., Kokacya, . M. H., Yılmaz, . E. & Arı, . M. (2024) Relationship of Cryptocurrency Use with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms, Quality of Life and Sleep Quality in University Students. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 14 (2), 107-115. doi:10.5455/PBS.20240111031440