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Development of a Facebook Addiction Scale
TLDR
The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale was constructed and administered to 423 students together with several other standardized self-report scales, and was positively related to Neuroticism and Extraversion, and negatively related to Conscientiousness.
The relationship between addictive use of social media and video games and symptoms of psychiatric disorders: A large-scale cross-sectional study.
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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.
Problematic Video Game Use: Estimated Prevalence and Associations with Mental and Physical Health
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Gender (male) and age group (young) were strong predictors for problematic use of video games, and a higher proportion of high frequency compared with low frequency players preferred massively multiplayer online role-playing games, although the majority of high Frequency players preferred other game types.
The relationships between behavioral addictions and the five-factor model of personality.
TLDR
The positive associations between the seven behavioral addictions suggest one or several underlying pathological factors, suggesting that personality to a varying degree explains scores on measures of addictive behaviors.
Shift Work Disorder in Nurses – Assessment, Prevalence and Related Health Problems
TLDR
It is argued that three symptom-based questions used in the present study adequately assess shift work disorder in epidemiological studies.
A New Scale for Measuring Insomnia: The Bergen Insomnia Scale
TLDR
It is concluded that the Bergen Insomnia Scale has good psychometric properties and is one of very few insomnia scales which provide normative data for comparisons and which has been validated against subjective as well as polysomnographic data.
Sleep and use of electronic devices in adolescence: results from a large population-based study
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The results demonstrate a negative relation between use of technology and sleep, suggesting that recommendations on healthy media use could include restrictions on electronic devices.
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