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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149653/prevalence-of-internet-addiction-and-its-risk-and-protective-factors-in-a-representative-sample-of-senior-high-school-students-in-taiwan
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Min-Pei Lin, Jo Yung-Wei Wu, Jianing You, Wei-Hsuan Hu, Cheng-Fang Yen
The aim of this study investigated the prevalence of Internet addiction (IA) in a large representative sample of secondary school students and identified the risk and protective factors. Using a crosssectional design, 2170 participants were recruited from senior high schools throughout Taiwan using both stratified and cluster sampling. The prevalence of IA was 17.4% (95% confidence interval, 15.8%-19.0%). High impulsivity, low refusal self-efficacy of Internet use, high positive outcome expectancy of Internet use, high disapproving attitude of Internet use by others, depressive symptoms, low subjective well-being, high frequency of others' invitation to Internet use, and high virtual social support was all independently predictive in the logistic regression analysis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077834/regional-contextual-determinants-of-internet-addiction-among-college-students-a-representative-nationwide-study-of-china
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Tingzhong Yang, Lingwei Yu, John L Oliffe, Shuhan Jiang, Qi Si
Background: Many studies have reported factors associated with internet addiction (IA) but little attention has been paid to contextual influences. The present study examined the association between regional contextual determinants of IA among college students in China. Methods: Participants comprised 6929 college students, who were identified through a multistage survey sampling process conducted in 28 university/colleges in China. Individual data was obtained through a self-administered questionnaire, and regional variables were retrieved from a national database...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067840/the-relationships-between-problematic-internet-use-alexithymia-levels-and-attachment-characteristics-in-a-sample-of-adolescents-in-a-high-school-turkey
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Nurullah Bolat, Mesut Yavuz, Kayı Eliaçık, Adil Zorlu
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between attachment characteristics, alexithymia and problematic internet use (PIU) in adolescents. The study was performed on 444 high school students (66% female and 34% male). Internet Addiction Test (IAT), Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and Short Form of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (s-IPPA) scales were used. The adolescents who scored ≥50 on IAT were considered as the PIU group and <50 were considered as control group. There was a moderate positive relationship between TAS-20 and IAT scores (r = ...
October 25, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058635/licit-and-illicit-substance-use-patterns-among-university-students-in-germany-using-cluster-analysis
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Laura Schilling, Hajo Zeeb, Claudia Pischke, Stefanie Helmer, Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Ralf Reintjes, Ulla Walter, Maria Girbig, Alexander Krämer, Andrea Icks, Sven Schneider
BACKGROUND: The use of multiple licit and illicit substances plays an important role in many university students' lives. Previous research on multiple substance use patterns of university students, however, often fails to examine use of different illicit substances and/or hookah. Our objective was to complement and advance the current knowledge about common consumption patterns regarding illicit substances and hookah use in this group. METHODS: Students from eight German universities completed an online survey as part of the INSIST study ('INternet-based Social norms Intervention for the prevention of substance use among STudents') regarding their consumption of alcohol, tobacco, hookah, cannabis and other illicit substances...
October 23, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039703/the-relationship-between-resilience-and-internet-addiction-a-multiple-mediation-model-through-peer-relationship-and-depression
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Pingyan Zhou, Cai Zhang, Jian Liu, Zhe Wang
Heavy use of the Internet may lead to profound academic problems in elementary students, such as poor grades, academic probation, and even expulsion from school. It is of great concern that Internet addiction problems in elementary school students have increased sharply in recent years. In this study, 58,756 elementary school students from the Henan province of China completed four questionnaires to explore the mechanisms of Internet addiction. The results showed that resilience was negatively correlated with Internet addiction...
October 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992754/suicidal-ideation-and-related-factors-among-korean-high-school-students-a-focus-on-cyber-addiction-and-school-bullying
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Min Sohn, Heymin Oh, Sang-Kyu Lee, Marc N Potenza
The purpose of the study was to explore the association among suicidal ideation, cyber addiction, and school bullying of Korean high school students. This descriptive cross-sectional study included 416 students. The data were collected using structured questionnaires on suicidal ideation, Internet and smartphone addiction, experiences of school bullying, impulsiveness, and depression. Students who were bullied (odds ratio [ OR] = 3.0, 95% CI [1.1, 8.4]) and more depressed ( OR = 10.8, 95% CI [2.4, 48.2]) were more likely to have higher scores for suicidal ideation; however, when a lower stringency was used, female gender ( OR = 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989293/internet-use-and-its-addiction-level-in-medical-students
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Namrata Upadhayay, Sanjeev Guragain
OBJECTIVE: To compare the Internet addiction levels between male and female medical students. METHODS: One hundred medical students (male: 50, female: 50) aged 17-30 years were included in a cross-sectional study. A standardized questionnaire was used to assess their Internet addiction level. Additionally, a self-designed questionnaire was used to identify the various purposes of Internet use among the students. The Internet addiction score (based on the Internet Addiction Test) was compared between male and female students by using the Mann-Whitney U test (p≤0...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949312/internet-addiction-and-mental-health-status-of-adolescents-in-croatia-and-germany
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Silvana Karacic, Stjepan Oreskovic
BACKGROUND: The research examines the influence of internet addiction of adolescents in Croatia and Germany and its impact on the subjective feeling of health status. The purpose of this paper is also to give insight into how the Internet addiction which is a risky health behavior affects the health status of adolescents. The excessive use of Internet is linked with the lower health status of Croatian adolescents as well as of the adolescents in Germany. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Respondents are defined as students who attend school regularly ages 11-18...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936380/knowledge-and-attitude-of-teenagers-towards-electronic-cigarettes-in-karachi-pakistan
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Asim Shaikh, Hamza T Ansari, Zeerak Ahmad, Mahnoor Y Shaikh, Ilma Khalid, Maha Jahangir, Amna Majeed, Nimra Shakeel, Arsalan Ahmed, Roha Saeed Memon, Eleze Tariq, Rafia Irfan, Dania Madni
Introduction Studies have shown that electronic cigarettes have gained immense popularity and their use has increased dramatically all over the world. However, little is known about the knowledge and attitudes towards e-cigarettes in third world countries such as Pakistan. The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of teenagers in Karachi regarding e-cigarettes and whether the differences in said perceptions were affected by gender and level of education. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study in January 2017 using convenience sampling and interviewed 441 young individuals, aged 13 to 19 years, to determine their knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding e-cigarettes...
July 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926325/-epidemiology-of-internet-use-by-an-adolescent-population-and-its-relation-with-sleep-habits
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Carla Ferreira, Helena Ferreira, Maria João Vieira, Mónica Costeira, Liliana Branco, Ângela Dias, Liliana Macedo
INTRODUCTION: In the last decades, the great technological development increased Internet popularity, emerging the concern about its overuse. The objectives of this study were to assess and characterize Internet use in adolescence, determine Internet addiction and clarify its association with sleep disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was performed an observational, cross sectional and community-based study. The target were students attending 7th and 8th grades, to whom was applied an online self-report questionnaire to assess sociodemographic features, Internet use, Internet dependence, sleep characteristics and excessive daytime sleepiness...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852654/assessing-the-effect-of-an-educational-intervention-program-based-on-health-belief-model-on-preventive-behaviors-of-internet-addiction
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Aghbabak Maheri, Azar Tol, Roya Sadeghi
INTRODUCTION: Internet addiction refers to the excessive use of the internet that causes mental, social, and physical problems. According to the high prevalence of internet addiction among university students, this study aimed to determine the effect of an educational intervention on preventive behaviors of internet addiction among Tehran University of Medical Sciences students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a quasi-experimental study conducted among female college students who live in the dormitories of Tehran University of Medical Sciences...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852233/internet-addiction-among-junior-doctors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Soumya Prakash
BACKGROUND: The number of Internet users in India crossed 205 million in October 2013. Excessive internet use has been attributed to socio-occupational dysfunction, and this study is targeting the junior doctors on whom not many studies have been done till date. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the proportion of junior doctors with internet addiction and whether there is any relation between increased internet use and psychological distress, assessed using General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846575/personality-disorders-in-female-and-male-college-students-with-internet-addiction
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Huei-Chen Ko, Jo Yung-Wei Wu, Hsien-Yuan Lane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846574/personality-disorders-in-college-students-with-internet-addiction
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Tomoyuki Kawada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843628/association-between-physiological-oscillations-in-self-esteem-narcissism-and-internet-addiction-a-cross-sectional-study
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Igor Pantic, Anita Milanovic, Barbara Loboda, Agata Błachnio, Aneta Przepiorka, Dejan Nesic, Sanja Mazic, Stefan Dugalic, Sinisa Ristic
Internet addiction is a novel and relatively uninvestigated form of dependence that is fairly common in adolescent population. Previous research has indicated that it may be associated with other mental health problems, such as dysthymic mood and narcissistic behavior. In our study, we tested the existence and strength of relationship between Internet addiction, self-esteem and narcissism in a student population. On a sample of 244 students, we also investigated social networking activities, such as number of self-portrait photographs ("selfies"), and their potential connection with self-esteem and narcissism...
December 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841491/video-game-addiction-in-emerging-adulthood-cross-sectional-evidence-of-pathology-in-video-game-addicts-as-compared-to-matched-healthy-controls
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Laura Stockdale, Sarah M Coyne
BACKGROUND: The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale (IGDS) is a widely used measure of video game addiction, a pathology affecting a small percentage of all people who play video games. Emerging adult males are significantly more likely to be video game addicts. Few researchers have examined how people who qualify as video game addicts based on the IGDS compared to matched controls based on age, gender, race, and marital status. METHOD: The current study compared IGDS video game addicts to matched non-addicts in terms of their mental, physical, social-emotional health using self-report, survey methods...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833800/moral-disapproval-and-perceived-addiction-to-internet-pornography-a-longitudinal-examination
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Joshua B Grubbs, Joshua A Wilt, Julie J Exline, Kenneth I Pargament, Shane W Kraus
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Internet pornography use is an increasingly common, yet controversial, behavior. Whereas mental health communities are divided about potentially problematic use patterns, many laypeople identify as feeling dysregulated or compulsive in their use. Prior work has labeled this tendency perceived addiction to internet pornography (PA). This study's aims were to 1) assess the association between PA at baseline and other factors, including actual levels of average daily pornography use and personality factors and 2) assess the associations between baseline variables and PA one year later...
August 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815479/validation-of-the-internet-addiction-test-in-students-at-a-pakistani-medical-and-dental-school
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Ahmed Waqas, Faisal Farooq, Mohsin Raza, Saamia Tahir Javed, Spogmai Khan, Mahrukh Elahi Ghumman, Sadiq Naveed, Mark Haddad
Despite growing concerns over pathological internet usage, studies based on validated psychometric instruments are still lacking in Pakistan. This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) in a sample of Pakistani students. A total of 522 students of medicine and dentistry completed the questionnaire, which consisted of four sections: (a) demographics, (b) number of hours spent on the Internet per day, (c) English version of the IAT, and (d) the Defense Style Questionnaire-40...
August 17, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798553/exploring-individual-differences-in-online-addictions-the-role-of-identity-and-attachment
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Lucia Monacis, Valeria de Palo, Mark D Griffiths, Maria Sinatra
Research examining the development of online addictions has grown greatly over the last decade with many studies suggesting both risk factors and protective factors. In an attempt to integrate the theories of attachment and identity formation, the present study investigated the extent to which identity styles and attachment orientations account for three types of online addiction (i.e., internet addiction, online gaming addiction, and social media addiction). The sample comprised 712 Italian students (381 males and 331 females) recruited from schools and universities who completed an offline self-report questionnaire...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749524/academic-outcomes-and-cognitive-performance-in-problematic-internet-users
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María Marín Vila, José Luis Carballo Crespo, Ainhoa Coloma Carmona
Only few studies have examined the relationship between problematic Internet use (PIU) and cognitive and academic performance in adolescents. The aim of this study was to analyze the differences in academic and cognitive performance (perception, attention, memory, verbal fluency and abstract reasoning) between adolescents with and without PIU. A total of 575 students from different high schools of the region of Alicante participated. Students were divided into two groups: adolescents with and without PIU (PIU and NPIU, respectively)...
July 13, 2017: Adicciones
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