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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306727/prevalence-associated-factors-and-impact-of-loneliness-and-interpersonal-problems-on-internet-addiction-a-study-in-chiang-mai-medical-students
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280395/attachment-and-emotion-regulation-in-substance-addictions-and-behavioral-addictions
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280394/insomnia-partially-mediated-the-association-between-problematic-internet-use-and-depression-among-secondary-school-students-in-china
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259941/social-anxiety-and-internet-addiction-among-rural-left-behind-children-the-mediating-effect-of-loneliness
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249992/gender-differences-and-psychopathological-features-associated-with-addictive-behaviors-in-adolescents
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209393/relationship-between-problematic-internet-use-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-among-students-following-the-sewol-ferry-disaster-in-south-korea
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200048/the-effect-of-adolescents-internet-addiction-on-smartphone-addiction
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191049/addiction-to-internet-use-online-gaming-and-online-social-networking-among-young-adults-in-china-singapore-and-the-united-states
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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 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157679/the-generalized-problematic-internet-use-scale-2-in-a-french-sample-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-theoretical-model
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S Laconi, K Kaliszewska-Czeremska, N Tricard, H Chabrol, D J Kuss
OBJECTIVES: The Generalized Problematic Internet Use Scale-2 (GPIUS-2) is a short self-report questionnaire assessing Internet addiction based on a cognitive behavioral model. Our main goal was to evaluate the psychometric properties of its French version among a sample of students and to appraise the relevance of the generalized problematic Internet use model. METHODS: A sample of 563 university students aged between 18 and 35 years (M=20.8; SD=2.7) completed several online self-report questionnaires including the GPIUS-2, the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Center for Epidemiologic Study-Depression scale (CES-D)...
November 17, 2017: L'Encéphale
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
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