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Exploring the awareness, motivations and coping strategies of problematic internet users.

Alheneidi, Hasah ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7591-1461 and Smith, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8805-8028 2021. Exploring the awareness, motivations and coping strategies of problematic internet users. Sumerianz Journal of Social Sciences 4 (1) , pp. 19-31. 10.47752/sjss.41.19.31

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Abstract

This paper presents a systematic review that covers internet addiction and wellbeing studies on adults; followed by a semi-structured interview of a group of 6 problematic internet adult users, analysed through thematic analysis. The interview questions explore motives, awareness level and coping strategies of problematic internet users. The systematic review results are categorised based on DRIVE model and indicate gaps in the literature on internet addiction studies and suggests a holistic direction of studying wellbeing. The interviews resulted in 6 themes that reflected the user’s awareness of the consequences of problematic internet use, coping strategies when there is a high information overload, controlling internet attachment, causes of excessive internet use, preferred using time and psychological effect after spending long hours online.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
ISSN: 2616-8693
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 14 February 2021
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 10:24
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/139397

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