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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
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Abstract: Results - Time 1: Table 1 shows correlation coefficients for key variables. Conclusion - Time 1: Better coping and social support, less perceived stress, and high self-esteem were associated with lower depression. High social networking and instant messaging, poor coping, and low self-esteem were associated with compulsive Internet use. Results - Longitudinal: High social Internet use (i.e., using instant messaging and social networks) was associated with decreased levels of depression, see Table 2. High support satisfaction, use of social networking, and instant messaging were associated with lower compulsive Internet use (measured as change from Time 1 to Time 2). Conclusion - Longitudinal The effects of social Internet use in combination with different psychosocial factors (i.e., distraction, rumination) seem to have more positive than negative effects on change in depression and the development of compulsive Internet use.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Fourth Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being Conference: "Developing a Sustained Impact", Melbourne, Australia, 7th - 9th February, 2014
Source of Publication: Poster presented at the Fourth Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being Conference
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170103 Educational Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520304 Health psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
520102 Educational psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
200401 Behaviour and health
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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