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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432846/pathological-internet-use-cyberbullying-and-mobile-phone-use-in-adolescence-a-school-based-study-in-greece
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Zoi Tsimtsiou, Anna-Bettina Haidich, Anastasios Drontsos, Fotini Dantsi, Zafiria Sekeri, Evangelos Drosos, Nikolaos Trikilis, Theodoros Dardavesis, Panagiotis Nanos, Malamatenia Arvanitidou
Purpose This study investigated the prevalence of Internet addiction (IA) and cyberbullying and examined profiles of adolescents with increased risk to develop pathological behaviors. Methods In this cross-sectional, school-based study, 8053 students of 30 middle and 21 high schools (12-18 years old) were invited to participate, based on a multistage stratified random sampling technique. The Internet aiddiction test (IAT) was used along with information on socio-demographics, Internet activities and cyberbullying experience...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394208/the-dimensions-of-facebook-addiction-as-measured-by-facebook-addiction-italian-questionnaire-and-their-relationships-with-individual-differences
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Barbara Caci, Maurizio Cardaci, Fabrizio Scrima, Marco Elio Tabacchi
The studies reported analyze the factorial structure of Facebook Addiction Italian Questionnaire (FAIQ), a variant of 20-item Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT). In Study 1, we tested FAIQ psychometric properties using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). In Study 2, we performed a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to verify the FAIQ factorial structure identified through EFA. Results from CFA confirm the presence of a four-factor model accounting for 58 percent of total variance, plus a general higher order factor that best fits the data...
April 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379496/codeine-use-dependence-and-help-seeking-behaviour-in-the-uk-and-ireland-an-online-cross-sectional-survey
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Andreas Kimergård, Michelle Foley, Zoe Davey, Jacklyn Dunne, Colin Drummond, Paolo Deluca
Background: Codeine misuse and dependence poses a clinical and public health challenge. However, little is known about dependence and treatment needs in the UK and Ireland. Aim: To characterise codeine use, dependence, and help-seeking behaviour. Design: An online cross-sectional survey advertised on Facebook, Twitter, health and drug websites and e-mail circulars. Methods: The survey collected data on demographics and codeine use amongst adults from the UK and Ireland...
April 3, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304359/social-networking-sites-and-addiction-ten-lessons-learned
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Daria J Kuss, Mark D Griffiths
Online social networking sites (SNSs) have gained increasing popularity in the last decade, with individuals engaging in SNSs to connect with others who share similar interests. The perceived need to be online may result in compulsive use of SNSs, which in extreme cases may result in symptoms and consequences traditionally associated with substance-related addictions. In order to present new insights into online social networking and addiction, in this paper, 10 lessons learned concerning online social networking sites and addiction based on the insights derived from recent empirical research will be presented...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198639/factorial-validity-of-the-problematic-facebook-use-scale-for-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Claudia Marino, Alessio Vieno, Gianmarco Altoè, Marcantonio M Spada
Background and aims Recent research on problematic Facebook use has highlighted the need to develop a specific theory-driven measure to assess this potential behavioral addiction. The aim of the present study was to examine the factorial validity of the Problematic Facebook Use Scale (PFUS) adapted from Caplan's Generalized Problematic Internet Scale model. Methods A total of 1,460 Italian adolescents and young adults (aged 14-29 years) participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analyses were performed in order to assess the factorial validity of the scale...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092186/under-the-influence-of-facebook-excess-use-of-social-networking-sites-and-drinking-motives-consequences-and-attitudes-in-college-students
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Julia M Hormes
Background and aims Excessive use of social networking sites (SNS) has recently been conceptualized as a behavioral addiction (i.e., "disordered SNS use") using key criteria for the diagnosis of substance dependence and shown to be associated with a variety of impairments in psychosocial functioning, including an increased risk of problem drinking. This study sought to characterize associations between "disordered SNS use" and attitudes towards alcohol, drinking motives, and adverse consequences resulting from alcohol use in young adults...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703103/-the-concept-and-treatment-of-internet-addiction
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Muhammad Elsalhy, Taro Muramatsu, Susumu Higuchi, Masaru Mimura
The Internet now plays a very important role in our lives. However, for some people, Internet use can lead to a state that appears to meet the DSM definition for a mental disorder. In this review, we briefly discuss definition, symptoms, risk factors, prevalence, comorbidities, and personality traits of people who are susceptible to becoming addicts. In the second section of the article, various types of Internet addiction are discussed, focusing mainly on Internet Gaming Disorder and social networking survices (SNS) addiction...
October 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603169/factors-associated-with-overestimation-of-asthma-control-a-cross-sectional-study-in-australia
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Bonnie J Bereznicki, Millicent P Chapman, Luke R E Bereznicki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate actual and perceived disease control in Australians with asthma, and identify factors associated with overestimation of asthma control. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of Australian adults with asthma, who were recruited via Facebook to complete an online survey. The survey included basic demographic questions, and validated tools assessing asthma knowledge, medication adherence, medicine beliefs, illness perception and asthma control...
May 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418940/internet-addiction-and-excessive-social-networks-use-what-about-facebook
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Eduardo Guedes, Federica Sancassiani, Mauro Giovani Carta, Carlos Campos, Sergio Machado, Anna Lucia Spear King, Antonio Egidio Nardi
Facebook is notably the most widely known and used social network worldwide. It has been described as a valuable tool for leisure and communication between people all over the world. However, healthy and conscience Facebook use is contrasted by excessive use and lack of control, creating an addiction with severely impacts the everyday life of many users, mainly youths. If Facebook use seems to be related to the need to belong, affiliate with others and for self-presentation, the beginning of excessive Facebook use and addiction could be associated to reward and gratification mechanisms as well as some personality traits...
2016: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156380/facebook-role-play-addiction-a-comorbidity-with-multiple-compulsive-impulsive-spectrum-disorders
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Deeepa Nathan, Lekhansh Shukla, Arun Kandasamy, Vivek Benegal
Background Problematic Internet use (PIU) is an emerging entity with varied contents. Behavioral addictions have high comorbidity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. Social networking site (SNS) addiction and role playing game (RPG) addiction are traditionally studied as separate entities. We present a case with excessive Internet use, with a particular focus on phenomenology and psychiatric comorbidities. Case presentation Fifteen-year-old girl with childhood onset attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adolescent onset trichotillomania, and disturbed family environment presented with excessive Facebook use...
June 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27065923/social-networking-site-use-while-driving-adhd-and-the-mediating-roles-of-stress-self-esteem-and-craving
#11
Ofir Turel, Antoine Bechara
BACKGROUND: Adults who present ADHD symptoms have an increased risk for vehicle accidents. One conceivable overlooked account for this association is the possibility that people with ADHD symptoms use rewarding technologies such as social networking sites (SNS) while driving, more than others. The objective of this study was to understand if and how ADHD symptoms can promote SNS use while driving and specifically to conceptualize and examine mechanisms which may underlie this association...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26946768/prevalence-of-internet-addiction-among-schoolchildren-in-novi-sad
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Erzebet Ac-Nikolić, Dragana Zarić, Olja Nićiforović-Šurković
INTRODUCTION: Internet use has increased rapidly all over the world. Excessive Internet use tends to lead to the creation of a non-chemical addiction, most commonly known as "Internet addiction." OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was an assessment of the prevalence of Internet use and Internet addiction among school children aged 14-18 years in the Municipality of Novi Sad, Serbia, and influence of sociodemographic variables on Internet use. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Novi Sad among final-year students from elementary and first- and second-year students from high schools...
November 2015: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26931108/simple-construct-evaluation-with-latent-class-analysis-an-investigation-of-facebook-addiction-and-the-development-of-a-short-form-of-the-facebook-addiction-test-f-at
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Michael Dantlgraber, Eunike Wetzel, Petra Schützenberger, Stefan Stieger, Ulf-Dietrich Reips
In psychological research, there is a growing interest in using latent class analysis (LCA) for the investigation of quantitative constructs. The aim of this study is to illustrate how LCA can be applied to gain insights on a construct and to select items during test development. We show the added benefits of LCA beyond factor-analytic methods, namely being able (1) to describe groups of participants that differ in their response patterns, (2) to determine appropriate cutoff values, (3) to evaluate items, and (4) to evaluate the relative importance of correlated factors...
September 2016: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26589423/dysfunction-of-self-regulation-and-self-control-in-facebook-addiction
#14
Agata Błachnio, Aneta Przepiorka
Nowadays, Facebook has become one of the most popular communication tools. With its increasing popularity, a new phenomenon connected with extensive use has appeared: namely, Facebook intrusion. The answer to the question of who is prone to become addicted still remains open. This study aimed to explore whether insufficient self-control and self-regulation resources in Facebook users are related to Facebook addiction. The participants in the study were 284 people. The Facebook Intrusion Questionnaire, the Brief Self-Control Scale, the Self-Regulation Scale, Action Control Scale, and the Multitasking Scale were used...
September 2016: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26551906/the-independent-relationship-between-trouble-controlling-facebook-use-time-spent-on-the-site-and-distress
#15
Fredrick Muench, Marie Hayes, Alexis Kuerbis, Sijing Shao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is an emerging literature base on the relationship between maladaptive traits and "addiction" to social networking sites. These studies have operationalized addiction as either spending excessive amounts of time on social networking sites (SNS) or trouble controlling SNS use, but have not assessed the unique contribution of each of these constructs on outcomes in the same models. Moreover, these studies have exclusively been conducted with younger people rather than a heterogeneous sample...
September 2015: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26444842/the-mediating-role-of-social-safeness-on-the-relationship-between-facebook-%C3%A2-use-and-life-satisfaction
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Ahmet Akin, Umran Akin
The present study examined the mediating role of social safeness on the relationship between Facebook(®) use and life satisfaction. The participants were 370 university students (M age = 20.2 yr., SD = 1.0) who completed a questionnaire package that included the Bergen Facebook(®) Addiction Scale, the Social Safeness and Pleasure Scale, and the Life Satisfaction Scale. According to the results, social safeness and life satisfaction were predicted negatively by Facebook(®) use. On the other hand, life satisfaction was predicted positively by social safeness...
October 2015: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387393/facebook-addiction-and-its-relationship-with-mental-health-among-thai-high-school-students
#17
Nitt Hanprathet, Mereerat Manwong, Jiraporn Khumsri, Rungmanee Yingyeun, Muthita Phanasathit
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between Facebook addiction and mental health among high school students. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This cross-sectional analytic study was performed among 972 high school students from four provinces associated with high economic prosperity in Thailand: Bangkok, ChiangMai, Ubon Ratchathani and Songkhla, utilizing a multistage cluster sampling technique. Facebook addiction was assessed using the Thai version of the Bergen-Facebook Addiction Scale (Thai-BFAS), while a Thai version ofthe General Health Questionnaire (Thai GHQ-28) was used for mental health evaluation...
April 2015: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387389/prevalence-of-facebook-addiction-and-related-factors-among-thai-high-school-students
#18
Jiraporn Khumsri, Rungmanee Yingyeun, Mereerat Manwong, Nitt Hanprathet, Muthita Phanasathit
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence ofFacebook (FB) addiction and its related factors among Thai high school students. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This cross-sectional study was performed among 972 high school students in four provinces associated with high economic prosperity in Thailand: Bangkok, Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Mai and Songkhla, utilizing a multistage cluster sampling technique. A self-administrative questionnaire was produced composing of three parts; demographic data, a Thai version of the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (Thai-BFAS) and the Thai version of the General Health Questionnaire-28 items...
April 2015: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26357556/social-networking-addiction-among-health-sciences-students-in-oman
#19
Ken Masters
OBJECTIVES: Addiction to social networking sites (SNSs) is an international issue with numerous methods of measurement. The impact of such addictions among health science students is of particular concern. This study aimed to measure SNS addiction rates among health sciences students at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Muscat, Oman. METHODS: In April 2014, an anonymous English-language six-item electronic self-reporting survey based on the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale was administered to a non-random cohort of 141 medical and laboratory science students at SQU...
August 2015: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26238512/smartphone-usage-in-the-21st-century-who-is-active-on-whatsapp
#20
Christian Montag, Konrad Błaszkiewicz, Rayna Sariyska, Bernd Lachmann, Ionut Andone, Boris Trendafilov, Mark Eibes, Alexander Markowetz
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence shows that smartphone usage heavily disrupts our work life and social activities. Moreover, it is possible that overuse could resemble addictive tendencies. A key contributing factor to smartphone overuse seems to be usage of the messaging application WhatsApp. Although WhatsApp is one of the most commonly used communication applications on smartphones, research in this area is scarce. Given the huge societal debate on the impact of smartphone usage on our daily lives, the present study undertook a large-scale investigation in order to provide numbers on smartphone usage generally-and use of WhatsApp in particular, with the aim of providing a basis for a scientific debate...
2015: BMC Research Notes
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