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Internet addictive behavior in adolescence: a cross-sectional study in seven European countries.

Tsitsika, A. ; Janikian, M. ; Schoenmakers, T.M. ; Tzavela, E.C. ; Olafsson, K. ; Wojcik, S. ; Macarie, G.F. ; Tzavara, C. 2014

2014

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  • Title:
    Internet addictive behavior in adolescence: a cross-sectional study in seven European countries.
  • Author: Tsitsika, A. ; Janikian, M. ; Schoenmakers, T.M. ; Tzavela, E.C. ; Olafsson, K. ; Wojcik, S. ; Macarie, G.F. ; Tzavara, C.
  • Subjects: Adolescenten ; Alcoholgebruik ; Europa
  • Is Part Of: 2014
  • Description: A cross-sectional school-based survey study (N= 13,284; 53% females; mean age 15.8 – 0.7) of 14–17-year-old adolescents was conducted in seven European countries (Greece, Spain, Poland, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands, and Iceland). The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of Internet addictive behavior (IAB) and related psychosocial characteristics among adolescents in the participating countries. In the study, we distinguish two problematic groups: adolescents with IAB, characterized by a loss of control over their Internet use, and adolescents ‘‘at risk for IAB,’’ showing fewer or weaker symptoms of IAB. The two groups combined form a group of adolescents with dysfunctional Internet behavior (DIB). About 1% of adolescents exhibited IAB and an additional 12.7% were at risk for IAB; thus, in total, 13.9% displayed DIB. The prevalence of DIB was significantly higher among boys than among girls (15.2% vs. 12.7%, p < 0.001) and varied widely between countries, from 7.9% in...
  • Creation Date: 2014
  • Source: NARCIS (National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System)

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