Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17250
Title: Adolescents' Compulsive Internet Use and Depression: A Longitudinal Study
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B (author)orcid ; Davey, Lucy (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17250
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 Name: Fourth Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being Conference: "Developing a Sustained Impact", Melbourne, Australia, 7th - 9th February, 2014
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): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170103 Educational Psychology
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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