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Title: Adolescents' Compulsive Internet Use and Depression: A Longitudinal Study
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Davey, Lucy (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.4236/ojd.2014.31005Open Access Link
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Abstract: 'Background': The present longitudinal study examined predictors of compulsive internet use and depression. 'Method': Adolescents, 21 males and 20 females, completed online questionnaires with a 12-month interval. 'Results': Social internet use (i.e., using instant messaging and social networks) was associated with decreased levels of depression. High support satisfaction, use of social networking, and instant messaging contributed to lower changes in compulsive Internet use. 'Conclusion': The effects of social internet use in combination with different psychosocial factors seem to have more positive effects than negative ones on change in depression and the development of compulsive internet use.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Open Journal of Depression, 3(1), p. 13-17
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2169-9674
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170113 Social and Community Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420403 Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health
520101 Child and adolescent development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920401 Behaviour and Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200407 Health status (incl. wellbeing)
200401 Behaviour and health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Psychology

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