Internet addiction, temperament, and the moderator role of family emotional involvement

Rosanna Di Maggio, Carla Zappulla, Ugo Pace, Marco Cacioppo, Giovanni Guzzo, Chiara Laudani

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between internet addiction, temperament, and family functioning focusing on the unique and common contribution that temperament and family functioning made to internet addiction. A total of 320 adolescents (164 boys and 156 girls), from 15 to 17 years (M = 16.06, SD = 0.59), completed measures of internet addiction, temperament, and family functioning. Data showed that salience, as the ability of internet to change negatively person’s life, was predicted positively by temperament linked to lack of control and by the perception of low level of familial emotional involvement. Results also revealed that family affective involvement played a moderating role in the relationship between temperamental lack of control and salience of internet, such that both at lower and higher levels of lack of control, internet salience tended to be lower when family affective involvement was high and to be higher when family affective involvement was low.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)52-63
Numero di pagine12
RivistaInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Volume12
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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