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Title Personal Features of People Prone to Internet Addiction
Author(s) Karina V. Shakura and Anna V. Gizullina
About the author(s)

Karina V. Shakura, fifth-year Clinical Psychology student of Psychology Department of the Ural Federal University after the First Russian President B. N. Eltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Anna V. Gizullina, Сand. Sci. (Psychology), associate professor at Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology chair, the Ural Federal University after the First Russian President B. N. Eltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP21
Section Socio-psychological section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.9 Pages 203 - 210

With the rapid spread of Internet technologies and growing Internet addiction among youth, it is relevant to study personality constructs that can be a determinant of this disorder. This problem set the objective of our study – to examine the linkage between proneness to Internet addiction in young people with different types of character accentuation and coping strategies. The sample of 102 respondents aged 20–27 responded to the following psychological measures: the K. Leonhard’s Accentuation of Character Classification, the Folkman & Lazarus Ways of Coping Questionnaire, Internet Addiction scale. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient and the Kruskal & Wallis produced the data processing. According to the results of the pilot study, people with such types of accentuations as demonstrative, affective-exalted, emotive, cyclothymic, and pedantic types, are more prone to Internet-addiction. Among coping strategies preferred by young people were distancing, seeking social support, escape-avoidance, a positive reappraisal. The authors also diagnosed specific symptoms of addiction; tolerance, compulsiveness, poor time management ability, intrapersonal problems. The results obtained can be used for providing preventive assistance to people who are at risk of Internet addiction.

Keywords internet addiction, accentuation of character, coping strategies, youth, preventive activities.
For citation

Shakura KV, Gizullina AV. Personal Features of People Prone to Internet Addiction. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 203–210. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.SP21.

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Submitted 20.10.2019
Accepted 30.11.2019