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The Relationship Between Resilience and Internet Addiction in Young Adults: The Mediating Role of Self-Control


Department of Psychology, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University Faculty of Science and Letters, Ağrı, Turkey


Department of Preschool Education, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University Faculty of Education, Ağrı, Turkey

Addicta 2024; 11: 77-84
DOI: 10.5152/ADDICTA.2024.23066
Read: 437 Downloads: 189 Published: 29 February 2024

Abstract: Examining the protective factors that may reduce the possibility of individuals’ internet addiction is important in almost every aspect of an individual's life. The present study aimed to explore the association between psychological resilience and internet addiction through self-control. Data were collected from 422 young adults with a mean age of 21.26 years (SD = 2.28) in Türkiye. Our analyses shed light on the gender and age differences in the variables of the study. The current paper also revealed that psychological resilience was negatively associated with internet addiction, and self-control mediated the decrease of internet addiction by psychological resilience among young adults. This suggests that the improvement of self-control through psychological resilience may be a highly reliable and practical way to address internet addiction problems effectively among young adults or other youth around the world. The findings of this study are of great importance in terms of preventing and intervening in internet addiction in young adults. 

Cite this article as: Öztekin, G.G., & Ata, S. (2024). The relationship between resilience and internet addiction in young adults: The mediating role of self-control. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 11(1), 77-84.

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