publication . Article . 2017

INTERNET ADDICTION, SELF-ESTEEM, AND RELATIONAL PATTERNS IN ADOLESCENTS

Raffaella Perrella; Giorgio Caviglia;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Objective: We examined the relationships between Internet addiction symptoms, specific relational patterns, and self-esteem in a sample of adolescents. We hypothesized that Internet addiction symptoms were related to low self-esteem, dysfunctional thoughts about the self and the world, and inadequate internalized relational configurations. Method: The sample included 153 adolescents, ranging in age between 14 and 17 years old. All the participants filled questionnaires on internet use/abuse, self-esteem, and object relation models. Results: We found an inverse relationship between self-esteem and Internet addiction scores. We did not find significant association...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Internet addiction, self-esteem, relational patterns, Mental healing, RZ400-408, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571
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publication . Article . 2017

INTERNET ADDICTION, SELF-ESTEEM, AND RELATIONAL PATTERNS IN ADOLESCENTS

Raffaella Perrella; Giorgio Caviglia;