The role of school connectedness and maladaptive cognitions in the association between stress and Internet addiction: A serial mediation model.

TitleThe role of school connectedness and maladaptive cognitions in the association between stress and Internet addiction: A serial mediation model.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsGao T, Hu Y, Qin Z, Cao R, Liu S, Mei S, Meng X
JournalPerspect Psychiatr Care
Date Published2019 Jul 15
ISSN1744-6163
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/ppc.12417
Alternate JournalPerspect Psychiatr Care
PubMed ID31304603