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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(1) 128-135

Investigating the Relationship among Internet Addiction, Positive and Negative Affects, and Life Satisfaction in Turkish Adolescents

Bülent Baki Telef

pp. 128 - 135   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.024

Published online: February 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 456  |  Number of Download: 144


Abstract

This study investigates the relationships between Internet addiction and the areas of life satisfaction and positive or negative affects in Turkish adolescents. The research sample comprised 358 students studying in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at four different middle schools in Canakkale city centre during the 2012–2013 academic year, of which 189 (52.8%) were females and 169 (48.2%) were males. Of the participants, 131 (37%) were sixth graders, 90 (25%) were seventh graders and 137 (38%) were eighth graders. The Internet Addiction Scale, the Multidimensional Student’s Life Satisfaction Scale and the Scale of Positive and Negative Experience were used as data collection instruments in the study. Research data was analysed using Pearson's product-moment correlation technique and multiple linear regression. The results indicated that there was a significant negative correlation between Internet addiction and school and family satisfaction, and a significant positive relationship between Internet addiction and negative affects. The regression analysis results indicated that school satisfaction and negative affects are important predictors of Internet addiction. The results suggested that increasing adolescents’ school satisfaction and developing their ability to regulate their emotions might be useful in decreasing Internet addiction.

Keywords: adolescent, internet addiction, life satisfaction, positive affects, negative affects


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Telef, B.B. (2016). Investigating the Relationship among Internet Addiction, Positive and Negative Affects, and Life Satisfaction in Turkish Adolescents. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(1), 128-135.

Harvard
Telef, B. (2016). Investigating the Relationship among Internet Addiction, Positive and Negative Affects, and Life Satisfaction in Turkish Adolescents. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(1), pp. 128-135.

Chicago 16th edition
Telef, Bulent Baki (2016). "Investigating the Relationship among Internet Addiction, Positive and Negative Affects, and Life Satisfaction in Turkish Adolescents". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (1):128-135.

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