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Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;57:21-8. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.11.013. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

The relationship between parental mediation and Internet addiction among adolescents, and the association with cyberbullying and depression.

Author information

1
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. Electronic address: fongchingchang@ntnu.edu.tw.
2
Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.
3
Department of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.
4
The Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.
5
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.
6
Department of Statistics, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study examined the relationships between parental mediation and Internet addiction, and the connections to cyberbullying, substance use, and depression among adolescents.

METHOD:

The study involved 1808 junior high school students who completed a questionnaire in Taiwan in 2013.

RESULTS:

Multiple logistic regression analysis results showed that adolescents who perceived lower levels of parental attachment were more likely to experience Internet addiction, cyberbullying, smoking, and depression, while adolescents who reported higher levels of parental restrictive mediation were less likely to experience Internet addiction or to engage in cyberbullying. Adolescent Internet addiction was associated with cyberbullying victimization/perpetration, smoking, consumption of alcohol, and depression.

CONCLUSION:

Internet addiction by adolescents was associated with cyberbullying, substance use and depression, while parental restrictive mediation was associated with reductions in adolescent Internet addiction and cyberbullying.

PMID:
25487108
DOI:
10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.11.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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