Big five personality and adolescent Internet addiction: The mediating role of coping style.

Published on Jan 1, 2017in Addictive Behaviors2.96
· DOI :10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.009
Yueyue Zhou5
Estimated H-index: 5
(CCNU: Central China Normal University),
Dongping Li7
Estimated H-index: 7
(CCNU: Central China Normal University)
+ 2 AuthorsLiyan Zhao4
Estimated H-index: 4
Abstract This study examined the unique associations between big five personality traits and adolescent Internet addiction (IA), as well as the mediating role of coping style underlying these relations. Our theoretical model was tested with 998 adolescents. Participants provided self-report data on demographic variables, big five personality traits, coping style, and IA. After controlling for demographic variables, it was found that agreeableness and conscientiousness were negatively associated with IA, whereas extraversion, neuroticism, and openness to experience were positively associated with IA. Mediation analyses further indicated that conscientiousness had an indirect impact on adolescent IA through decreased emotion-focused coping, whereas extraversion, neuroticism, openness to experience had indirect impacts on adolescent IA through increased emotion-focused coping. In contrast, problem-focused coping had no mediating role. These findings suggest that emotion-focused coping may, in part, account for the association between big five personality and adolescent IA.
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Computers in Human Behavior4.31
Ahmet Rıfat Kayiş2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Anadolu University),
Seydi Ahmet Satici8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Artvin Çoruh University)
+ 3 AuthorsFuad Bakioğlu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Anadolu University)
Internet use has been increasing exponentially day by day depending on technological developments. In connection with this, excessive internet use leads to unhealthy internet use named as internet addiction. Recently, it is remarkable that internet addiction and big five-personality traits are closely related. In this framework, the aim of this research is to investigate relations between internet addiction and big five-personality traits. For this purpose, meta-analysis method was used in this ...
Published on Oct 1, 2016in Computers in Human Behavior4.31
Halley M. Pontes17
Estimated H-index: 17
(NTU: Nottingham Trent University),
Scott E. Caplan17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UD: University of Delaware),
Mark D. Griffiths85
Estimated H-index: 85
(NTU: Nottingham Trent University)
The Generalized Problematic Internet Use Scale 2 (GPIUS2) assesses individuals' generalized problematic Internet use (PIU) cognitions, behaviors, and negative outcomes. To date, the GPIUS2 has only been validated in English, Spanish, German, and Italian language. Therefore, the aim of this study was to validate a Portuguese version of the GPIUS2 and provide a taxonomy of the potential risk of PIU among participants. A sample of 641 Portuguese-speaking Internet users was recruited online after a ...
Published on Mar 1, 2016in Addiction6.85
Stéphanie Baggio14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UNIL: University of Lausanne),
Marc Dupuis8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UNIL: University of Lausanne)
+ 5 AuthorsGerhard Gmel60
Estimated H-index: 60
Background and aims Evidence-based and reliable measures of addictive disorders are needed in general population-based assessments. One study suggested that heavy use over time (UOT) should be used instead of self-reported addiction scales (AS). This study compared UOT and AS regarding video gaming and internet use empirically, using associations with comorbid factors. Design Cross-sectional data from the 2011 French Survey on Health and Consumption on Call-up and Preparation for Defence-Day (ES...
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Candan Öztürk5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University),
Murat Bektas7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Dokuz Eylül University)
+ 2 AuthorsDilek Yağcı1
Estimated H-index: 1
Summary Purpose This cross-sectional, descriptive study analyzes the association between personality traits and internet addiction in adolescents. Methods The study was conducted with 328 adolescents attending two high schools in the Aegean region of Turkey. The data were collected using a sociodemographic information questionnaire, the Internet Addiction Scale and the Adjective Based Personality Scale from students who gave their informed consent to participate. Data were assessed by descriptiv...
Published on Mar 23, 2015
Suniya S. Luthar46
Estimated H-index: 46
(ASU: Arizona State University),
Elizabeth J. Crossman4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Columbia University),
Phillip J. Small3
Estimated H-index: 3
(ASU: Arizona State University)
Resilience research involves the study of processes predicting better-than-expected adjustment following exposure to adversity, with the central goal of informing effective interventions. This chapter presents a review of accumulated research findings on salient risk-modifiers across the realms of family, community, and individual characteristics. Cumulatively, findings highlight the power of proximal relationships, particularly with primary caregivers in the family, and with teachers, mentors, ...
Published on Jan 1, 2015
Hans-Jürgen Rumpf33
Estimated H-index: 33
(University of Lübeck),
Anja Bischof10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Lübeck)
+ 5 AuthorsFriedrich Martin Wurst35
Estimated H-index: 35
Behavioural addictions are highly prevalent in specific subgroups and have a major individual and societal impact. Moreover, given the availability and increase of potentially addictive activities in our societal development (e.g. internet, gaming, online pornography) an increase in these types of behavioural disorders is very likely. Gambling Disorders are best studied among the non-chemical addictions. However, effective treatment interventions need to be further developed, in particular for I...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Acta Psychologica Sinica
Chen Wu1
Estimated H-index: 1
Li Dongping1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsZhou Zongkui4
Estimated H-index: 4
Problematic Internet use(PIU) and its detrimental effects on adolescents' adjustment has become a hot topic of research in developmental psychology. Among many factors influencing adolescent PIU, the role of parent-child attachment has increasingly received attention of both practitioners and researchers over the past few years. There is substantial literature documenting that parent-child attachment has an important influence on adolescent PIU, but little is known about the mediating and modera...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Computers in Human Behavior4.31
Daria J. Kuss26
Estimated H-index: 26
(BCU: Birmingham City University),
Gillian W. Shorter12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Ulster University)
+ 2 AuthorsMark D. Griffiths85
Estimated H-index: 85
(NTU: Nottingham Trent University)
Internet addiction (IA) appears as potential health problem in various populations.The Internet addiction components model (IACM) typifies IA as behavioral addiction.The construct validity of the IACM is established via a nomological network.The predictive accuracy of personality traits on the IAC factor is verified.The IACM appears as parsimonious tool for initial screening of potential clients. There is growing concern over excessive and sometimes problematic Internet use. Drawing upon the fra...
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports
Georgios Floros12
Estimated H-index: 12
(A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki),
Konstantinos Siomos12
Estimated H-index: 12
Cases of excessive use of the Internet have been reported for some time, with numerous claimed adverse effects to the well-being of the subject. Objective signs and subjective symptoms are similar to those of addictive behavior, leading to the classification of those cases as incidences of an addiction disorder. Research results from this new field of study have led to the recent provisional introduction of a subset of those cases, those concerning online gaming, in the fifth edition of the Diag...
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Addictive Behaviors2.96
Jie Tang4
Estimated H-index: 4
(TJMC: Tongji Medical College),
Yizhen Yu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
+ 3 AuthorsJiaji Wang10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Guangzhou Medical University)
Abstract Internet addiction (IA) among adolescents is a serious public health problem around the world. However, there have been few studies that examine the association between IA and stressful life events and psychological symptoms among Chinese adolescent internet users. We examined the association between IA and stressful life events and psychological symptoms among a random sample of school students who were internet users (N = 755) in Wuhan, China. Internet addiction, stressful life events...
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Tongji University)
+ 2 AuthorsAsoke K. Nandi51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Brunel University London)
Abstract With the unprecedented development of the Internet, it also brings the challenge of Internet Addiction (IA), which is hard to diagnose and cure according to the state-of-art research. In this study, we explored the feasibility of machine learning methods to detect IA. We acquired a dataset consisting of 2397 Chinese college students from the University (Age: 19.17 ± 0.70, Male: 64.17%) who completed Brief Self Control Scale (BSCS), the 11th version of Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11...
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Meng Shi5
Estimated H-index: 5
(PRC: China Medical University (PRC)),
Tian Jiao Du (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))
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Published on Sep 1, 2019in Computers in Human Behavior4.31
Wenya Peng (CCNU: Central China Normal University), Dongping Li7
Estimated H-index: 7
(CCNU: Central China Normal University)
+ 3 AuthorsWenqiang Sun3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Anhui Normal University)
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Estimated H-index: 3
(Northeast Normal University)
+ 3 AuthorsSuo Jiang (WMU: Wenzhou Medical College)
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Yu Tian3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SDNU: Shandong Normal University),
Yingdong Si (SDNU: Shandong Normal University)+ 5 AuthorsFengqiang Gao (SDU: Shandong University)
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Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Deusto),
Paula Jauregui4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Deusto),
Hibai Lopez-Gonzalez7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Deusto)
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Estimated H-index: 12
Yujia Fei + 0 AuthorsXiaoqing Tang
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 18
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Estimated H-index: 24
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