NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ944970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Self-Compassion and Internet Addiction
Iskender, Murat; Akin, Ahmet
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v10 n3 p215-221 Jul 2011
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship of self-compassion and internet addiction. Participants were 261 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Self-compassion Scale and the Online Cognition Scale. The hypothesis model was tested through structural equation modeling. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found negatively related to internet addiction. On the other hand, self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found positively correlated to internet addiction. According to path analysis results, internet addiction was predicted negatively by self-kindness and mindfulness. Further self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification predicted internet addiction in a positive way. Results were discussed in the light of literature. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey