Abstract：This study investigated the effect of mobile phone addiction on academic burnout, and the
role of procrastination as mediator and economic status as moderator of the relationship in college
students. 600 Chinese college students completed anonymous questionnaires measuring mobile
phone addiction, academic burnout, and procrastination. The economic status was self-report by
each participant. The results showed that: (1) Procrastination significantly mediated the effect of
mobile phone addiction on academic burnout; (2) Economic situation significantly moderated this
indirect link with the closer association between mobile phone addiction and academic burnout for
college students with lower economic status relative to those with higher economic status.