Internet Addiction

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Dongqing Ye Internet addiction, adolescent depression and the mediating role of life events: Finding from a sample of Chinese adolescents.

Chia-Yi Wu, Ming-Been Lee, Shih-Cheng Liao, Li-Ren Chang Risk Factors of Internet Addiction among Internet Users: An Online Questionnaire Survey

Wen Li, Jennifer E. OBrien, Susan M. Snyder, Matthew O. Howard Characteristics of Internet Addiction/Pathological Internet Use in U.S. University Students: A Qualitative-Method Investigation

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ARTICLE 1

Section 1

Source: HCT Libraries page >Discover>Electronic Resources

Search terms: Internet addiction; Depression;

Section 2

Title: Internet addiction, adolescent depression and the mediating role of life events: Finding from a sample of Chinese adolescents.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the mediating role of life events in the relation between Internet addiction and depression using an adolescent sample in China. []Path analyses demonstrated that life events fully mediated the relationship between Internet addiction and adolescent depression. Specificity for the mediating role of life events was demonstrated in comparison to alternative competing mediation models

Reference

Yang, L., Sun, L., Zhang, Z., Sun, Y., Wu, H., & Ye, D. (2014). Internet addiction, adolescent depression, and the mediating role of life events: Finding from a sample of Chinese adolescents. International Journal of Psychology, 49(5), 342347.

Section 3

Population

This article described population of internet addicted adolescents in a China.

Research Approach

In this article scientists used mixed research approach. They studded various situation sand reasons for internet addiction and showed it in a table. They combined numerals with analyzes of situation of people who took part in their experiment.

Participant selection

Their research took place in senior high schools of Hefei city in Anhui Province in China. In October 2010, 3798 teenage students of this school (1971 males and 1827 females aged 1417 years) took part in an experiment.

Main results

This research shows that Internet addiction is related to adolescent depression. The scientists determined that stressful life events and social displacement have higher effect to depression than Internet addiction

Section 4

Review

His article searches how internet addiction increases the possibly of being depressed. But there are only some weak hypotheses about why Internet addiction is associated with adolescent depression. The scientists showed that, internet addiction made various stress situations in peoples life which influenced his\her psychological state. These stress situations push people into depression.

The article is short, based on concrete facts, brief explanations and examples. The authors step by step explain how they came to their conclusions and their last statement that there are a lot of things to study in this area. But this article helps people to think that depression brings problems not in a life of a depressed person, but to people around.

ARTICLE 2

Section 1

Source: HCT Libraries page >Discover>Electronic Resources

Search terms: Internet addiction; psychiatric disorders and suicide.

Section 2

Title: Risk Factors of Internet Addiction among Internet Users: An Online Questionnaire Survey

Abstract

Internet addiction (IA) has become a major public health issue worldwide and is closely linked to psychiatric disorders and suicide. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of IA and its associated psychosocial and psychopathological determinants among internet users across different age groups.

Reference

Wu C-Y, Lee M-B, Liao S-C, Chang L-R. (2015). Risk Factors of Internet Addiction among Internet Users: An Online Questionnaire Survey. PLoS ONE, 10(10).

Section 3

Population

This article described population of internet addicted people of all age groups almost all over the world.

Research Approach

The scientists used mixed research approach. They interviewed people thought internet and made a statistic from the information they collected.

Participant selection

The participants were recruited from the general public who responded to the online questionnaire at the Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center website. The scientists analyzed the answers of 156 males and 944 females at the age of 2544 years.

Main results

The article shows that Internet addiction depends on the mental state of a person. The scientists confirmed the idea that there are more males among internet addicted people than Females.

Section 4

Review

This article searches the risks for people to become internet addicted. The scientists studied internet addicted people from all over the world and made a statistics of who can be internet addicted. They understood that it depends on mental health conditions, emotional state, etc. The scientists gave a result of their internet questionnaire and explain the mining of it giving their statistic.

To study an internet addiction with a help of internet recourse seems a very good idea, but the problem is in lack of facts. They show their work without concrete information. The article is bad structured. All information is mixed up. It looks like a brief description. After reading this article I want some explanations about the research and the conclusion made by the scientists.

ARTICLE 3

Section 1

Source: HCT Libraries page >Discover>Electronic Resources

Search terms: internet addiction

Section 2

Title: Characteristics of Internet Addiction/Pathological Internet Use in U.S. University Students: A Qualitative-Method Investigation

Abstract

Studies have identified high rates and severe consequences of Internet Addiction/Pathological Internet Use (IA/PIU) in university students. However, most research concerning IA/PIU in U.S. university students has been conducted within a quantitative research paradigm, and frequently fails to contextualize the problem of IA/PIU

Reference

Li W, OBrien JE, Snyder SM, Howard MO (2015). Characteristics of Internet Addiction/ Pathological Internet Use in U.S. University Students: A Qualitative-Method Investigation. PLoS ONE, 10(2).

Section 3

Population

Us students with internet addiction

Research Approach

Scientists used qualitative methods. They divided participants into four groups to make a real conversation for them and interviewed students with internet addiction

Participant selection

27 students with internet addiction from the University of North Carolina

Main results

The results of this study show that university students often use internet to socialize with other people in chats or to watch videos or browse blogging in order to cope with symptoms of depression.

Section 4

In this article, scientists described an experience of students with internet addiction. They in a simple way explain why the students have such problem, how they spent time in internet, and why they actually do it. They give examples in form of anonymous quotations from their interviews with various students to make better understanding of the problem and to show their work. Then they summarize information explaining their conclusions.

This article shed light on the problem of internet addiction and its social reasons. The article helps the reader to understand the problem. After reading this article, you feel that, now you have got no questions about this problem.

 

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