The role of social support on emotion dysregulation and Internet addiction among Chinese adolescents: A structural equation model
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摘要Introduction:
Internet addiction is prevalent among adolescents and is associated with various negative outcomes. Relatively few studies examined the role of emotion dysregulation and social support on Internet addiction in this population. The present examined the association between emotion dysregulation, social support, and Internet addiction among junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. The mediating role of emotion dysregulation and Internet use on the relationship between social support and Internet addiction and the gender difference in such association were also tested.

Method:
A total of 862 junior secondary school students (grade 7 to 8) from 4 schools completed a cross-sectional survey.

Results:
10.9% scored above the cut-off for Internet addiction based on the Chen Internet Addiction Scale. Results from structural equation modeling revealed that social support was negatively related to emotion dysregulation and Internet usage, which in turn, were positively related to Internet addiction. Results from multi group analysis by gender showed that the relationship between social support and emotion dysregulation, Internet usage, and Internet addiction, and those between emotion dysregulation and Internet addiction and between Internet usage and Internet addiction were stronger among female participants.

Conclusion:
Emotion dysregulation is a potential risk factor while social support is a potential protective factor for Internet addiction. The role of social support on emotion dysregulation and Internet addiction were stronger among female students. Gender-sensitive interventions on Internet Addiction for adolescents are warranted, such interventions should increase social support and improve emotion regulation.
出版社接受日期19.01.2018
著者Mo PKH, Chan VWY, Chan SW, Lau JTF
期刊名稱Addictive Behaviors
出版年份2018
月份7
卷號82
頁次86 - 93
國際標準期刊號0306-4603
電子國際標準期刊號1873-6327
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Internet addiction, Emotion dysregulation, Social support, Gender difference, Adolescents, Hong Kong
Web of Science 學科類別Psychology, Clinical;Substance Abuse;Psychology;Substance Abuse

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