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Validation of the internet and social networking experiences questionnaire in Spanish adolescents

Validation of the internet and social networking experiences questionnaire in Spanish adolescents

Casasa, José A., Ruiz-Olivares, Rosario and Ortega-Ruiz, Rosario (2013) Validation of the internet and social networking experiences questionnaire in Spanish adolescents. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 13 (1). pp. 40-48. ISSN 1697-2600 (doi:10.1016/S1697-2600(13)70006-1)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to validate the Internet Related Experiences Questionnaire (IREQ) with a sample of 525 participants from Compulsory Secondary Education, considering the possible addiction to the internet from both interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions. Besides, associations between CERI scores and several variables such as sex, age as well as selfesteem were analyzed. Results show a good fit of the questionnaire through a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), where the interpersonal factor explains a higher percentage of the variance at the expense of the intrapersonal factor. Statistically significant differences between IREQ scores and age and a lineal positive association between self-esteem and possible interpersonal addiction to the internet were found. The possibility of these results to be affected by the social use of the Internet and the generalization in young people’s lives is discussed. Moreover, the need of designing and implementing prevention programs for a healthy use of the internet is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Received: 7 May 2012. [2] Accepted: 13 September 2012. [3] Available online: 3 July 2013. [4] Published in print: January 2013 Open Access funded by Asociacion Espanola de Psicologia Conductual. This is an Elsevier Open Access article, Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.
Uncontrolled Keywords: addiction to the internet, interpersonal relationship, social networking, self-esteem, instrumental study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11467

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