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Problematic Internet use : exploring the roles of attachment and social competency, by Nicholas Ruben Debernardi

Label
Problematic Internet use : exploring the roles of attachment and social competency
Title
Problematic Internet use
Title remainder
exploring the roles of attachment and social competency
Statement of responsibility
by Nicholas Ruben Debernardi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Research on Problematic Internet Use (PIU) continues to document harmful effects of Internet use among the college population, yet few theoretical explanations have been offered as a platform to conceptualize the prevalence and development of PIU. Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analyses, this study examined a mediation model that links adult attachment, social competency, and PIU. The proposed model was grounded in attachment theory and investigated both the direct and indirect effects of attachment on PIU as well as the mediating effects of social competency constructs between adult attachment and PIU. A total of 277 undergraduate students were recruited from a medium sized, urban university to complete surveys for this study. Findings indicated that a fully mediated model provided the greatest model fitness with trust mediating the relationship between attachment avoidance and PIU, and social self-efficacy mediating the relationship between attachment anxiety and PIU. Furthermore, a moderating effect of trust on attachment avoidance and PIU was detected in the partially mediated model and confirmed in post-hoc analyses. The overall findings of the study suggest that characteristics of highly avoidantly attached and anxiously attached people lead to higher levels of PIU, such that distrusting avoidantly attached individuals and low levels of social self-efficacy among the anxiously attached play important roles in the development of PIU. Limitations and clinical implications based on attachment theory and PIU are discussed
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Debernardi, Nicholas Ruben
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2012.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wang, Chia-Chih DC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attachment behavior
  • Internet
Label
Problematic Internet use : exploring the roles of attachment and social competency, by Nicholas Ruben Debernardi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Counseling Psychology."
  • Advisor: Chia-Chih Wang
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-125)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Demographics form -- Appendix B. Instrument
Control code
910519779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (126 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910519779
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Problematic Internet use : exploring the roles of attachment and social competency, by Nicholas Ruben Debernardi
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Counseling Psychology."
  • Advisor: Chia-Chih Wang
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-125)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Demographics form -- Appendix B. Instrument
Control code
910519779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (126 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910519779
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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