|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.
|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.|
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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|Full text version of the article||Article language: Russian|
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