Individual differences and the development of Internet addiction

Macur, M. and Pontes, H.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623, 2018. Individual differences and the development of Internet addiction. In: B. Bozoglan, ed., Psychological, social, and cultural aspects of Internet addiction. Advances in human and social aspects of technology (AHSAT) . Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, pp. 221-235. ISBN 9781522534778

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Internet addiction (IA) has emerged as a universal issue, but its international estimates vary due to different screening instruments and different samples. The present study aims to estimate the risk of IA in a school-based nationally representative sample of Slovenian adolescents and ascertain the interplay between IA, sociodemographic factors, free-time activities, self-control, and perceived satisfaction with life. Overall, the present study found that adolescents at greater risk for developing IA tend to be more passive in their free time, since they watch TV and play video games more than their peers, as well as chat on social media. Adolescents presenting high risk of IA displayed poorer levels of self-control in most cases and reported to be generally less satisfied with their lives in comparison to adolescents presenting low risk of IA.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Macur, M. and Pontes, H.M.
Publisher: Information Science Reference
Place of Publication: Hershey, PA
Date: 2018
Rights: Copyright © 2018, IGI Global.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Dec 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 09:41

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