THE PREDICTIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOTION MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND INTERNET ADDICTION


Oktan V.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.39, no.10, pp.1425-1430, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2011.39.10.1425
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1425-1430

Abstract

The relationship between emotion management skills and the use of the Internet was examined in this study to determine whether or not the emotion management skills of university students are a predictor of Internet addiction. The study was conducted in the 2008/2009 academic year with 345 students from different departments of a university in Turkey. Data were collected using the Emotion Management Skills Inventory (Cecen, 2006) and the Problematic Internet Usage. Scale (Ceyhan, Ceyhan, & Gurcan, 2007). Results of regression analysis showed that the total measure of emotion management skills predicted the levels of Internet addiction.