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internet addiction in students

Xavier Carbonell, Andrés Chamarro, Ursula Oberst, Beatriz Rodrigo, Mariona Prades
It has been more than a decade since a concern about the addictive use of the Internet and mobile phones was first expressed, and its possible inclusion into the lists of mental disorders has recently become a popular topic of scientific discussion. Thus, it seems to be a fitting moment to investigate the prevalence of this issue over time. The aim of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of the perception of problematic Internet and smartphone use in young people over the period 2006-2017. To this end, a questionnaire on Internet use habits and two questionnaires on the negative consequences of Internet and smartphone use were administered to a sample of 792 university students...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Gulzade Uysal, Serap Balci
This study aimed to evaluate a school-based program for Internet addiction, the Healthy Internet Use Program, with adolescents in Turkey. Forty-one students were included in the intervention group, and the control group was composed of 43 students. All students were from two primary schools. Students in the intervention group participated in the Healthy Internet Use Program, which was developed in accordance with the literature. The intervention group was given eight training sessions over a 3-month period, and their parents were given two training and consultancy sessions...
January 2018: Journal of Addictions Nursing
Phoenix K H Mo, Virginia W Y Chan, Samuel W Chan, Joseph T F Lau
INTRODUCTION: Internet addiction is prevalent among adolescents and is associated with various negative outcomes. Relatively few studies examined the role of emotion dysregulation and social support on Internet addiction in this population. The present examined the association between emotion dysregulation, social support, and Internet addiction among junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. The mediating role of emotion dysregulation and Internet use on the relationship between social support and Internet addiction and the gender difference in such association were also tested...
January 31, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
Sun-Yi Yang, Hee-Soon Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the effects of a self-regulatory efficacy improvement program on self-control, self-efficacy, internet addiction, and time spent on the internet among middle school students in South Korea. The program was led by school nurses, and it is integrated self-efficacy and self-regulation promotion strategies based on Bandura's social cognitive theory. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent, control group, pre-posttest design was used...
February 21, 2018: Public Health Nursing
Miao Xin, Jiang Xing, Wang Pengfei, Li Houru, Wang Mengcheng, Zeng Hong
Aims: To investigate the online activities, prevalence of Internet Addiction in relation to demographic characteristics and risk factors related to family and school among adolescents. Methods: A total of 6468 10-18 year old adolescents recruited from local schools in Guangzhou, China were selected by adopting multi-stage stratified random sampling (female/male: 2886/3582; mean age:13.78 ± 2.43). Participants completed a structured questionnaire. Results: The overall prevalence of Internet Addiction was 26...
June 2018: Addictive Behaviors Reports
Mehdi Akbari
Objective: Given the relevance of problematic Internet use (PIU) to everyday life, its relationship to emotional dysregulation and the importance of metacognitions and distress intolerance in process and intermediaries research, this study examined which of metacognitions and distress intolerance acts as an intermediary between emotional dysregulation and PIU. Methods: In the current study, 413 undergraduate students from the University of Tehran, Iran (202 females; mean age = 20...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
Nazmus Saquib, Juliann Saquib, AbdulWaris Wahid, Abdulrahman Akmal Ahmed, Hamad Emad Dhuhayr, Mohamed Saddik Zaghloul, Mohammed Ewid, Abdulrahman Al-Mazrou
Introduction: Few studies have estimated screen time among Arab adolescents, and no studies, to date, have published data on addiction to video games or Internet games among Arab adolescents. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of addiction to video games and its correlation with mental health in a sample of expatriate high school students from the Al-Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. Methods: The survey was conducted in 2016 among 276 students enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in the International Schools in Buraidah, Al-Qassim...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
Menel Mellouli, Nawel Zammit, Manel Limam, Meriam Elghardallou, Ali Mtiraoui, Thouraya Ajmi, Chekib Zedini
BACKGROUND: Internet represents a revolution in the world of technology and communication all over the world including Tunisia. However, this technology has also introduced problematic use, especially among students. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence of Internet addiction among college students and its predictors in the region of Sousse, Tunisia. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: The current study was conducted in the colleges of Sousse, Tunisia in 2012-2013...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
Seong-Soo Cha, Bo-Kyung Seo
This study aimed to examine smartphone use patterns, smartphone addiction characteristics, and the predictive factors of the smartphone addiction in middle school students in South Korea. According to the Smartphone Addiction Proneness Scale scores, 563 (30.9%) were classified as a risk group for smartphone addiction and 1261 (69.1%) were identified as a normal user group. The adolescents used mobile messengers for the longest, followed by Internet surfing, gaming, and social networking service use. The two groups showed significant differences in smartphone use duration, awareness of game overuse, and purposes of playing games...
January 2018: Health Psychology Open
Sanjeev Davey, Anuradha Davey, Santosh K Raghav, Jai V Singh, Nirankar Singh, Agata Blachnio, Aneta Przepiórkaa
BACKGROUND: "Phubbing" phenomenon, in the frequent use of a smartphone, describes the habit of snubbing someone in favor of a mobile phone. Its predictors and consequences are few in developed countries, but the literature lacks information on its actual occurrence and impact on adolescents and youth in a developing country such as India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This impact evaluation study was carried out as part of the Phubbing Project of the University of Poland for 6 months (November 15, 2016-May 15, 2017) on a sample of 400 adolescents and youth selected randomly from the five colleges in the district of Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh state in India...
January 2018: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Samar S Barayan, Badria K Al Dabal, Moataza M Abdelwahab, Marwa M Shafey, Reem S Al Omar
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) is defined by the World Health Organization as the individual's perception of his/her position in life, within the context of culture and system of values in which the individual lives, and as relates to his/her objectives, expectations, standards, and concerns. Life in university is so stressful; it can affect health-related QOL (HRQOL). There are many factors that affect HRQOL of university students. The aim of this study was to assess the QOL of female university students in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and identify factors related to it, with special emphasis on Internet use...
January 2018: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Ju-Yeon Lee, Seon-Young Kim, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon, Sung-Wan Kim
INTRODUCTION: The number of Internet users is increasing dramatically due to high-speed Internet connections and the use of cellular Internet service among rural adolescents in Korea. This study examined the prevalence of problematic Internet use (PIU) and factors associated with PIU among rural adolescents in Korea. METHODS: In total, 1168 adolescents aged 13 to 18 years from a rural area in Korea participated in this cross-sectional school survey. Problematic Internet use was categorized with Young's Internet Addiction Test using a validated cutoff...
January 21, 2018: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
Sutapat Simcharoen, Manee Pinyopornpanish, Pattaraporn Haoprom, Pimolpun Kuntawong, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran
INTRODUCTION: Internet addiction is common among medical students, and the prevalence is higher than the general population. Identifying and creating solutions for this problem is important. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and associated factors, particularly loneliness and interpersonal problems among Chiang Mai medical students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 324 first to sixth year medical students, 56.8% comprised females with a mean age of 20...
December 28, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Ana Estévez, Paula Jáuregui, Inmaculada Sánchez-Marcos, Hibai López-González, Mark D Griffiths
Background Risky behaviors have been related to emotional regulation and attachment, which may constitute risk factors for developing an addictive behavior. However, there may also be differences between substance and non-substance-related addictions. Aims This study aimed to examine the relationship of emotional regulation and attachment, with substance (alcohol and drug abuse), and non-substance-related addictions (gambling disorder, video game addiction, and problematic Internet use) in adolescents and emerging adults...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Ji-Bin Li, Joseph T F Lau, Phoenix K H Mo, Xue-Fen Su, Jie Tang, Zu-Guo Qin, Danielle L Gross
Background and aims This study aims to examine the mediating effects of insomnia on the associations between problematic Internet use, including Internet addiction (IA) and online social networking addiction (OSNA), and depression among adolescents. Methods A total of 1,015 secondary school students from Guangzhou in China participated in a cross-sectional survey. Levels of depression, insomnia, IA, and OSNA were assessed using the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Young's Diagnostic Questionnaire, and Online Social Networking Addiction Scale, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Yujia Ren, Jiao Yang, Liqiong Liu
Background: At present, the mental health of rural left-behind children is a major social problem in China. Internet addiction, social anxiety, and loneliness are common psychological and behavioral problems among rural left-behind children, but the relationships among these issues have not been clearly identified. Methods: A total of 432 junior year 1 to senior year 3 students were randomly selected from 2 rural middle schools in Hunan Province of China as the research subjects...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
Marco Di Nicola, Vittoria Rachele Ferri, Lorenzo Moccia, Isabella Panaccione, Annamaria Miriam Strangio, Daniela Tedeschi, Paolo Grandinetti, Antonino Callea, Fabio De-Giorgio, Giovanni Martinotti, Luigi Janiri
Background: The aims of the study were to assess prevalence and gender differences of addictive behaviors (substance- and non-substance-related) in an adolescent population, and their association with psychopathological features and academic performance. Material and methods: A sample of high school Italian students (n = 996; M = 240, F = 756) was examined using a self-report survey concerning sociodemographic characteristics, cigarette smoking, alcohol and substance use, perceived academic performance, activities, and behaviors (Internet use, gambling, and physical exercising)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Ju-Yeon Lee, Sung-Wan Kim, Hee-Ju Kang, Seon-Young Kim, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon
We investigated the association between problematic internet use (PIU) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in children and adolescents in South Korea. A cross-sectional survey was administered to community students who attended primary, secondary, and high schools in the Jindo area 1-2.5 months after the Sewol ferry disaster. Of the 1,744 respondents, 392 students who were exposed to the disaster, witnessing the rescue work directly, were evaluated. PTSD symptoms were measured using the University of California Los Angeles Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD-RI)...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
Dijle Ayar, Murat Bektas, Ilknur Bektas, Asli Akdeniz Kudubes, Yasemin Selekoglu Ok, Sema Sal Altan, Isa Celik
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of adolescents' Internet addiction levels on smartphone addiction. METHODS: This study included 609 students from three high schools that are located in western Turkey. Numbers, percentages, and averages were used to evaluate the sociodemographic data. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Shapiro-Wilk tests were used to determine whether the data had a normal distribution. RESULTS: The average age of the participants was 12...
October 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
Catherine So-Kum Tang, Yee Woen Koh, YiQun Gan
The current study investigated the rates of addictions to Internet use, online gaming, and online social networking as well as their associations with depressive symptoms among young adults in China, Singapore, and the United States. A total of 3267 undergraduate students were recruited. Psychological instruments were used to assess various Internet-related addictions and depressive symptoms. Male students were more addicted to Internet and online gaming whereas female students were more addicted to online social networking...
November 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
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