Processes discriminating adaptive and maladaptive Internet use among European adolescents highly engaged online.

@article{Tzavela2015ProcessesDA,
  title={Processes discriminating adaptive and maladaptive Internet use among European adolescents highly engaged online.},
  author={Eleni C. Tzavela and Chryssoula Karakitsou and Michael Dreier and Foteini Mavromati and Klaus W{\"o}lfling and Eva Halapi and George Florian Macarie and Szymon W{\'o}jcik and Lydian Veldhuis and Artemis K. Tsitsika},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2015},
  volume={40},
  pages={34-47}
}
Today adolescents are highly engaged online. Contrary to common concern, not all highly engaged adolescents develop maladaptive patterns of internet use. The present qualitative study explored the experiences, patterns and impact of use of 124 adolescents (M(age) = 16.0) reporting signs of internet addictive behaviors. The focus was to discern adaptive and maladaptive use patterns, which promote or interfere with adolescents' development, respectively. Semi-structured individual interviews were… CONTINUE READING
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