Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14802
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.2014.31005
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14802
Open Access Link: https://doi.org/10.4236/ojd.2014.31005
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
2169-9658
Field of Research (FOR): 170113 Social and Community Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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