The role of school connectedness and maladaptive cognitions in the association between stress and Internet addiction: A serial mediation model.
|Title||The role of school connectedness and maladaptive cognitions in the association between stress and Internet addiction: A serial mediation model.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Gao T, Hu Y, Qin Z, Cao R, Liu S, Mei S, Meng X|
|Journal||Perspect Psychiatr Care|
|Date Published||2019 Jul 15|
PURPOSE: To explore the mediating effect of school interest and maladaptive cognitions in the relationship between stress and Internet addiction.DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 2271 high school students were recruited from a Chinese high school. Serial mediation model was used.RESULTS: School interest and maladaptive cognitions had 0.03 and 0.13 indirect effects in the association between stress and Internet addiction, and accounting for 7.9% and 34.2% of the total effect, respectively. The serial indirect effect of school interest and maladaptive cognition was 0.05, accounting for 13.2% of the total effect.PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The present study highlights the need of reducing stress and increasing school interest among high school students to prevent and intervene the occurrence of Internet addiction.
|Alternate Journal||Perspect Psychiatr Care|