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ERIC Number: EJ1202859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Adolescents' Internet Use in Relation to Self-Esteem and Adaptability in Career Decision-Making
Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Puhakka, Helena; Meriläinen, Matti
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n6 p738-751 2018
This study investigates Internet use in relation to self-esteem and adaptability in career decision-making among Finnish adolescents (N = 336). Decision-making and adaptability were evaluated using a questionnaire on career decision style, self-esteem was assessed with a self-esteem test, and Internet use was measured by an instrument that determines Internet addiction. In accordance with the Internet Addiction Test scores, the data were categorised into three groups: below average scores (20-39.99; n = 146; 43.5%); average scores (40-49.9; n = 113; 33.6%) and above average scores (50-100; n = 77; 22.9%). Results show that with increasing Internet use, the adolescents' self-esteem declines, their adaptability in career decision-making process weakens and the decision-making process proceeds at a slower rate than it does for adolescents who use the Internet for less time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale