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J Behav Addict. 2017 Jun 1;6(2):229-236. doi: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.017. Epub 2017 May 12.

Effects of time perspective and self-control on procrastination and Internet addiction.

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1
1 National Forensic Service , Wonju, South Korea.
2
2 Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University , Seoul, South Korea.

Abstract

Background and aims College students experiencing stress show tendencies to procrastinate and can develop Internet addiction problems. This study investigated the structural relationship between time perspective and self-control on procrastination and Internet addiction. Methods College students (Nā€‰=ā€‰377) residing in South Korea completed the following questionnaires: the Pathological Internet Use Behavior Symptom Scale for Adults, the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, the Self-Control Rating Scale, and the Aitken Procrastination Inventory. The sample variance-covariance matrix was analyzed using AMOS 20.0. Results Time perspective had a direct effect on self-control and an indirect effect on Internet use and procrastination. In addition, self-control affected procrastination and Internet use. Conclusions Individuals with a present-oriented time perspective tend to evidence poorer self-control, increasing the likelihood of procrastination and Internet addiction. Individuals with a future-oriented time perspective, on the other hand, tend to have stronger self-control, decreasing their risk of procrastination and Internet addiction.

KEYWORDS:

Internet addiction; procrastination; self-control; time perspective

PMID:
28494615
PMCID:
PMC5520116
DOI:
10.1556/2006.6.2017.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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