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Internet addiction: a systematic review of epidemiological research for the last decade.
The results indicate that a number of core symptoms of Internet addiction appear relevant for diagnosis, which assimilates Internet addiction and other addictive disorders and also differentiates them, implying a conceptualisation as syndrome with similar etiology and components, but different expressions of addictions.
Problematic Use of the Mobile Phone: A Literature Review and a Pathways Model
What can be considered dysfunctional use of the mobile phone is described and its multifactorial nature is emphasized, and a pathways model that integrates the existing literature is proposed.
The relationship between addictive use of social media and video games and symptoms of psychiatric disorders: A large-scale cross-sectional study.
The study significantly adds to the understanding of mental health symptoms and their role in addictive use of modern technology, and suggests that the concept of Internet use disorder (i.e., "Internet addiction") as a unified construct is not warranted.
Why do you play World of Warcraft? An in-depth exploration of self-reported motivations to play online and in-game behaviours in the virtual world of Azeroth
Although specific associations exist between problematic use and certain motives (e.g. advancement, escapism), longitudinal analyses showed that high involvement in the game is not necessarily associated with a negative impact upon daily living.
French Validation of the Internet Addiction Test
Correlation analysis revealed positive significant relationships between IAT scores and both the daily duration of Internet use and the fact of being an online player, and a one-factor model of the IAT has good psychometric properties and fits the data well.
The Role of Impulsivity in Actual and Problematic Use of the Mobile Phone
Several authors have investigated the risks arising from the growth in mobile phone use (e.g. debts incurred by young people). The aims of the present study are (1) to validate a new questionnaire
Validation of a short French version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale.
The short French version of the UPPS-P presents good psychometric properties and may be considered a promising instrument for both research and clinical practice.
Can Disordered Mobile Phone Use Be Considered a Behavioral Addiction? An Update on Current Evidence and a Comprehensive Model for Future Research
Despite the many positive outcomes, excessive mobile phone use is now often associated with potentially harmful and/or disturbing behaviors (e.g., symptoms of deregulated use, negative impact on
Motivations to Play Specifically Predict Excessive Involvement in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: Evidence from an Online Survey
Assessment of links between motivations to play in MMORPGs and addictive involvement in such types of games revealed that addictive MMORPG use patterns are predicted by achievement, escapism and socializing motives.
Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS): Psychometric properties of the French translation and exploration of its relations with emotion regulation strategies.
A French adaptation of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale is presented, which represents a valid mindfulness measure for French-speaking clinicians and researchers and has a strong 1-factor structure.