The Mediational Role of Coping Strategies in the Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Risk of Internet Addiction

Stefano Boca, Ambra Gentile, Rocco Servidio

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Abstract

The aim of the present study is to explore, through a mediation model, the relationship among self-esteem, coping strategies, and the risk of Internet addiction in a sample of 300 Italian university students. We submitted the data to a descriptive, mediational comparison between variables (t-test), and correlational statistical analyses. The results confirmed the effect of self-esteem on the risk of Internet addiction. However, we found that the introduction of coping strategies as a mediator gives rise to partial mediation. A low level of self-esteem is a predictor of avoidance-oriented coping that, in turn, affects the risk of Internet addiction.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)176-187
Numero di pagine12
RivistaEurope's Journal of Psychology
Volume14
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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