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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920734/role-of-stressful-life-events-avoidant-coping-styles-and-neuroticism-in-online-game-addiction-among-college-students-a-moderated-mediation-model
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Huanhuan Li, Yingmin Zou, Jiaqi Wang, Xuelin Yang
Online game addiction (OGA) is becoming a significant problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to explore the incidence of OGA and the roles of stressful life events, avoidant coping styles (ACSs), and neuroticism in OGA. A total of 651 Chinese college students were selected by random cluster sampling. Subjects completed the Chinese version of Young's eight-item Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS), Online Game Cognition Addiction Scale (OGCAS), Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Short Scale in Chinese (EPQ-RSC), Chinese College-student Stress Questionnaire, and Coping Style Questionnaire...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917803/relationship-between-internet-addiction-and-alexithymia-among-university-students
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Seher Baysan-Arslan, Sevsen Cebeci, Mehmet Kaya, Metin Canbal
PURPOSE: Epidemiological studies concerning internet addiction found that 50% of internet addicts also have other kinds of psychiatric disorders. This study aims to examine the relationship between alexithymia and internet addiction levels among Turgut Özal University students in Ankara, Turkey. METHOD: University students (1,107 students; 452 students from 12 associate degree programs and 655 students from 10 undergraduate programs) participated in the study. The researchers used the personal information form, the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the Internet Addiction Scale...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905905/prevalence-and-co-occurrence-of-compulsive-buying-problematic-internet-and-mobile-phone-use-in-college-students-in-yantai-china-relevance-of-self-traits
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Zhaocai Jiang, Mingyan Shi
BACKGROUND: Until now, most research in the prevalence of compulsive buying (CB) has been developed from samples in western developed countries, this study aimed to estimate the prevalence and co-morbidities of CB, problematic Internet use (PIU) and problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) in college students in Yantai, China. Moreover, based on the lack of research focusing on differences between CB and addiction, we will explore whether CB and PIU/PMPU individuals are characterized by the same self-traits (i...
December 1, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888595/quality-of-life-in-medical-students-with-internet-addiction
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Farzad Fatehi, Alireza Monajemi, Anahita Sadeghi, Rita Mojtahedzadeh, Azim Mirzazadeh
The widespread use of internet has caused new psychological, social, and educational problems for the students. The aim of this study was to examine the quality of life in medical students who suffer from internet addiction. This cross-sectional survey was carried out in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and a total of 174 fourth-to seventh-year undergraduate medical students were enrolled. The quality of life was assessed by WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire which covers four domains of physical health, psychological, social relationships, and the environment...
October 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881928/internet-use-and-addiction-among-medical-students-of-universiti-sultan-zainal-abidin-malaysia
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Mainul Haque, Nor Azlina A Rahman, Md Anwarul Azim Majumder, Seraj Zohurul Haque, Zubair M Kamal, Zakirul Islam, Atm Emdadul Haque, Nor Iza A Rahman, Ahmed Ghazi Alattraqchi
BACKGROUND: The use of Internet has now become indispensable, and the technology has revolutionized the medical education and practice worldwide. Currently, medical students and professionals have an enormous opportunity to keep them always updated with the exponential growth of knowledge because of potential progression of Internet throughout the world that enables them to become a lifelong learner. Internet addiction is a widespread phenomenon among students and academicians at universities in Malaysia...
2016: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810547/exploring-depression-self-esteem-and-verbal-fluency-with-different-degrees-of-internet-addiction-among-chinese-college-students
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Jia Nie, Wei Zhang, Ying Liu
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to explore depression, self-esteem and verbal fluency functions among normal internet users, mild internet addictions and severe internet addictions. METHODS: The survey sample consisted of 316 college students, and their internet addiction symptoms, depression and self-esteem symptoms were assessed using the Revised Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS-R), Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (ZSDS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), respectively...
January 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798699/validation-of-the-social-networking-activity-intensity-scale-among-junior-middle-school-students-in-china
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Jibin Li, Joseph T F Lau, Phoenix K H Mo, Xuefen Su, Anise M S Wu, Jie Tang, Zuguo Qin
BACKGROUND: Online social networking use has been integrated into adolescents' daily life and the intensity of online social networking use may have important consequences on adolescents' well-being. However, there are few validated instruments to measure social networking use intensity. The present study aims to develop the Social Networking Activity Intensity Scale (SNAIS) and validate it among junior middle school students in China. METHODS: A total of 910 students who were social networking users were recruited from two junior middle schools in Guangzhou, and 114 students were retested after two weeks to examine the test-retest reliability...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652152/the-relationship-between-high-residential-density-in-student-dormitories-and-anxiety-binge-eating-and-internet-addiction-a-study-of-chinese-college-students
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Zhuoli Tao, Gao Wu, Zeyuan Wang
CONTEXT: Although various studies have indicated that high residential density may affect health and psychological outcomes, to our knowledge, there have been no studies regarding the predictive nature of crowded living conditions on binge eating and the use of the Internet as coping strategies. METHODS: A total of 1048 Chinese college students (540 males and 508 females) were randomly selected and asked to complete a battery of questionnaires that included the Zung's Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, the Internet Addiction Test, and Rosenbaum's Self-Control Scale...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646845/pharmacological-neuroenhancement-teachers-knowledge-and-attitudes-results-from-a-survey-study-among-teachers-in-germany
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Andreas G Franke, Sophie Lehmberg, Michael Soyka
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological neuroenhancement (PN) is a topic of increasing importance. Its prevalence rates range from 1 % to more than 20 %. Students are a group that shows exceptionally high prevalence rates. However, little is known about teachers' knowledge, management, attitudes and ethical judgements regarding PN. METHODS: A web-based survey containing 40 closed questions was developed. All teachers working at all private and public schools in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state in northeastern Germany, were invited to participate after their respective school offices were contacted by telephone, email and mail...
2016: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635444/internet-addiction-among-college-students-in-china-prevalence-and-psychosocial-correlates
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Xinli Chi, Li Lin, Peichao Zhang
This study examined the prevalence of Internet addiction among college students in China and explored the correlations between Internet addiction and psychosocial factors. A total of 1,173 Chinese college students (62.1 percent males, Mage = 19.65 years) were invited to complete a questionnaire containing measures of demographic characteristics, psychosocial correlates, including the quality of the parent-child relationship, propensity for depression, and psychosocial competence, and Internet addictive behaviors...
September 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635442/association-between-smoking-and-problematic-internet-use-among-japanese-adolescents-large-scale-nationwide-epidemiological-study
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Hisayoshi Morioka, Osamu Itani, Yoneatsu Osaki, Susumu Higuchi, Maki Jike, Yoshitaka Kaneita, Hideyuki Kanda, Sachi Nakagome, Takashi Ohida
The aim of this study was to clarify the association between smoking and problematic Internet use (PIU), such as Internet addiction (IA) and excessive Internet use (EIU), among Japanese adolescents. A self-administered questionnaire was administered to students enrolled in randomly selected junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. Responses were obtained from 100,050 students (0.94:1 ratio of boys to girls). The prevalence of IA (as indicated by a Young Diagnostic Questionnaire for Internet Addiction score ≥5) in all participants, boys, and girls was 8...
September 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635367/role-of-smartphone-addiction-in-gambling-passion-and-schoolwork-engagement-a-dualistic-model-of-passion-approach
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Ibeawuchi K Enwereuzor, Leonard I Ugwu, Dorothy I Ugwu
There are growing concerns that seem to suggest that students no longer engage in school-related activities as they ought to. Recent observation has revealed that students now spend excessive time participating in Internet gambling with their smartphone during school period. This trend could have far-reaching consequences on their schoolwork engagement and by extension, academic performance. Drawing on the Dualistic Model of Passion, this study therefore, examined the mediatory role of smartphone addiction in the gambling passion-schoolwork engagement relation...
2016: Asian journal of gambling issues and public health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630813/gaming-behavior-and-addiction-among-hong-kong-adolescents
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Irene Lai Kuen Wong, Millicent Pui Sze Lam
OBJECTIVES: Game playing is very popular among Hong Kong teenagers. This study aimed to investigate adolescent gaming behavior and addiction at the Internet cafe, and to explore perceived benefits and harms associated with the activity. METHODS: A convenient sample of 13 male high school students aged 12-15 years (mean age = 13.6 years) were interviewed at two Internet cafes. Young's (Caught in the net, Wiley, New York, 1998) criteria of Internet addiction were modified to assess gaming addiction...
2016: Asian journal of gambling issues and public health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624422/potential-impact-of-internet-addiction-and-protective-psychosocial-factors-onto-depression-among-hong-kong-chinese-adolescents-direct-mediation-and-moderation-effects
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Anise M S Wu, Jibin Li, Joseph T F Lau, Phoenix K H Mo, Mason M C Lau
BACKGROUND: Internet addiction (IA) is a risk factor while some psychosocial factors can be protective against depression among adolescents. Mechanisms of IA onto depression in terms of mediations and moderations involving protective factors are unknown and were investigated in this study. METHODS: A representative cross-sectional study was conducted among Hong Kong Chinese secondary school students (n=9518). RESULTS: Among males and females, prevalence of depression at moderate or severe level (CES-D≥21) was 38...
October 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621633/investigation-on-internet-addiction-disorder-in-adolescents-in-anhui-people-s-republic-of-china
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Yan Chen, Yaowen Kang, Weizhi Gong, Lianping He, Yuelong Jin, Xiaoyue Zhu, Yingshui Yao
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and prevalence of Internet addiction (IA) in adolescents so as to provide a scientific basis for the communities, schools, and families. METHODS: We conducted a survey by randomized cluster sampling on 5,249 students, grades ranging from 7 to 12, in Anhui province, People's Republic of China. The questionnaire consisted of general information and IA test. Chi-square test was used to compare the status of IA disorder (IAD)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618306/internet-addiction-and-relationships-with-insomnia-anxiety-depression-stress-and-self-esteem-in-university-students-a-cross-sectional-designed-study
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Farah Younes, Ghinwa Halawi, Hicham Jabbour, Nada El Osta, Latife Karam, Aline Hajj, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Internet addiction (IA) could be a major concern in university medical students aiming to develop into health professionals. The implications of this addiction as well as its association with sleep, mood disorders and self-esteem can hinder their studies, impact their long-term career goals and have wide and detrimental consequences for society as a whole. The objectives of this study were to: 1) Assess potential IA in university medical students, as well as factors associated with it; 2) Assess the relationships between potential IA, insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress and self-esteem...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573254/internet-addiction-and-self-evaluated-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-traits-among-japanese-college-students
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Masaru Tateno, Alan R Teo, Tomohiro Shirasaka, Masaya Tayama, Motoki Watabe, Takahiro A Kato
AIM: Internet addiction (IA), also referred to as Internet use disorder, is a serious problem all over the world, especially in Asian countries. Severe IA in students may be linked to academic failure, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and forms of social withdrawal, such as hikikomori. In this study, we performed a survey to investigate the relation between IA and ADHD symptoms among college students. METHODS: Severity of IA and ADHD traits was assessed by self-report scales...
August 30, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561297/examination-of-the-correlation-between-internet-addiction-and-social-phobia-in-adolescents
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Emriye Hilal Yayan, Duygu Arikan, Fatma Saban, Nazan Gürarslan Baş, Özlem Özel Özcan
This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study conducted with adolescents to examine the correlation between Internet addiction and social phobia. The population of the study consisted of 24,260 students aged between 11 and 15 years. Sampling method was used from population with known number, and 1,450 students were calculated as sample of the study. In this study, 13.7% of the adolescents had an Internet addiction, and 4.2% spent more than 5 hr on the computer every day. There was a positive correlation between Internet addiction and social phobia...
August 25, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550020/the-problematic-use-of-information-and-communication-technologies-ict-in-adolescents-by-the-cross-sectional-joitic-study
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Raquel Muñoz-Miralles, Raquel Ortega-González, M Rosa López-Morón, Carme Batalla-Martínez, Josep María Manresa, Núria Montellà-Jordana, Andrés Chamarro, Xavier Carbonell, Pere Torán-Monserrat
BACKGROUND: The emerging field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has brought about new interaction styles. Its excessive use may lead to addictive behaviours. The objective is to determine the prevalence of the problematic use of ICT such as Internet, mobile phones and video games, among adolescents enrolled in mandatory Secondary Education (ESO in Spanish) and to examine associated factors. METHODS: Cross sectional, multi-centric descriptive study...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538688/parenting-approaches-family-functionality-and-internet-addiction-among-hong-kong-adolescents
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Cynthia Sau Ting Wu, Ho Ting Wong, Kin Fai Yu, Ka Wing Fok, Sheung Man Yeung, Cheuk Ho Lam, Ka Man Liu
BACKGROUND: Internet addiction (IA) among adolescents has become a global health problem, and public awareness of it is increasing. Many IA risk factors relate to parents and the family environment. This study examined the relationship between IA and parenting approaches and family functionality. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 2021 secondary students to identify the prevalence of IA and to explore the association between adolescent IA and familial variables, including parents' marital status, family income, family conflict, family functionality, and parenting approaches...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
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