Association between online and offline social support and internet addiction in a representative sample of senior high school students in Taiwan: The mediating role of self-esteem

Min-Pei Lin, Jo Yung Wei Wu, Jianing You, Kuei Mien Chang, Wei Hsuan Hu, Sian Xu

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摘要

Based on the Sociometer Theory and DuBois’ conceptual framework for the relations of perceived social support and self-esteem in adolescence, this study was designed to examine the mediating role of self-esteem in the relationship between online and offline social support and Internet addiction (IA) in a large representative sample of senior high school students in Taiwan. Using a cross-sectional design, 1922 participants (1019 females) were recruited from senior high schools using both stratified and cluster sampling, and a comprehensive survey was administered. Structure equation modeling and bootstrap analyses results showed that IA severity was significantly and negatively predicted by offline social support, and mediated through self-esteem. The results not only supported the Sociometer Theory, but were also consistent with the conceptual framework proposed by DuBois. Online social support positively predicted IA severity, but was unable to predict self-esteem. The mediating role of self-esteem in the relationship between online and offline social support and IA severity were discussed.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1-7
頁數7
期刊Computers in Human Behavior
84
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2018 七月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 人機介面
  • 心理學(全部)

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