Internet Addictive Behavior in Adolescence: A Cross-Sectional Study in Seven European Countries

@article{Tsitsika2014InternetAB,
  title={Internet Addictive Behavior in Adolescence: A Cross-Sectional Study in Seven European Countries},
  author={Artemis K. Tsitsika and Mari Janikian and T. Schoenmakers and Eleni C. Tzavela and Kjartan {\'O}lafsson and Szymon W{\'o}jcik and George Florian Macarie and Chara Tzavara and Clive Richardson},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={
          528-35
        }
}
A cross-sectional school-based survey study (N=13,284; 53% females; mean age 15.8±0.7) of 14-17-year-old adolescents was conducted in seven European countries (Greece, Spain, Poland, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands, and Iceland). The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of Internet addictive behavior (IAB) and related psychosocial characteristics among adolescents in the participating countries. In the study, we distinguish two problematic groups: adolescents with IAB… 

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