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AuthorChemnad, Khansa
AuthorAziz, Maryam
AuthorAbdelmoneium, Azza O.
AuthorAl-Harahsheh, Sanaa
AuthorBaghdady, Ahmed
AuthorAl Motawaa, Fatima Y.
AuthorAlsayed Hassan, Diana
AuthorAli, Raian
Available date2023-10-24T08:17:12Z
Publication Date2023
Publication NameChild and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
AbstractBackground: This is one of the few studies that examines adolescent Internet addiction (IA) among Middle Eastern population. The purpose of this study is to determine whether adolescents' family and school environments play a role in their Internet Addiction. Methods: We conduced a survey that included 479 adolescents in Qatar. The survey collected demographic data, the Internet Addiction Diagnostic Questionnaire (IADQ), the Brief Family Relationship Scale (BFRS) and questions from the WHO Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey that assess school environment, academic performance, teacher support, and peer support of the adolescents. Factorial analysis, multiple regression, and logistic regression were used for statistical analysis. Results: Family environment and school environment were negative and significant predictors of adolescent Internet addiction. The prevalence rate was 29.64%. Conclusion: Results imply that interventions and digital parenting programs should not only target adolescents, but also include entities in the developmental environment of adolescents, i.e. their family and school.
SponsorOpen Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library. This publication was supported by NPRP 14C-0916-210015 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The findings herein reflect the work and are solely the responsibility of the authors.
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd
SubjectAcademic performance
Adolescent internet addiction
Family environment
Internet addiction
School environment
TitleAdolescents' Internet addiction: Does it all begin with their environment?
Issue Number1
Volume Number17

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