Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mithat DURAK Clinical Psychologist

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Mithat DURAK, 05.02.2009, Bolu

Which personality traits are associated with cognitions related to problematic internet use?

Abstract

The effects of Big Five personality traits on cognitions regarding problematic Internet use (PIU) have not been studied. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of personality traits on cognitions regarding PIU that are classified as loneliness/depression, diminished impulse control, distraction, and social control. Additionally, the mediator effect of Big Five personality traits on the relationship between time spent online and cognitions regarding PIU was tested in a sample of 494 Turkish university students. Hierarchical regression analysis results revealed that controlling the effects of socio-demographic variables and time spent online, higher neuroticism and lower conscientiousness were found to be related to cognitions regarding PIU. Moreover, results of structural equation modeling indicated that the relationship between time spent online and cognitions regarding PIU was independently mediated by extraversion, openness, and agreeableness. Examining the role of all of the Big Five personality traits (especially neuroticism and conscientiousness) on PIU will increase understanding in further studies.


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                Journal of Asian Social Psychology. 2014, 17, 206-218. DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12056
                Mithat Durak & Emre şenol-Durak

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