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Ciarrochi, Joseph; Parker, Philip; Sahdra, Baljinder; Marshall, Sarah; Jackson, Chris; Gloster, Andrew T.; Heaven, Patrick – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Is compulsive Internet use (CIU) an antecedent to poor mental health, a consequence, or both? Study 1 used a longitudinal design to track the development of CIU and mental health in Grade 8 (N = 1,030 males, 1,038 females, M[subscript age] = 13.7), 9, 10, and 11. Study 2 extended Study 1 by examining the kinds of Internet behaviors most strongly…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Use, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Maher, Jaclyn P.; Pincus, Aaron L.; Ram, Nilam; Conroy, David E. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Physical activity is considered a valuable tool for enhancing life satisfaction. However, the processes linking these constructs likely differ across the adult life span. In older adults the association between physical activity and life satisfaction appears to involve usual levels of physical activity (i.e., a between-person association driven by…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Satisfaction, Adults, Diaries
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Doornwaard, Suzan M.; Bickham, David S.; Rich, Michael; ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; van den Eijnden, Regina J. J. M. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Although research has repeatedly demonstrated that adolescents' use of sexually explicit Internet material (SEIM) is related to their endorsement of permissive sexual attitudes and their experience with sexual behavior, it is not clear how linkages between these constructs unfold over time. This study combined 2 types of longitudinal modeling,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, Sexuality, Behavior
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Lehmann, Regula; Denissen, Jaap J. A.; Allemand, Mathias; Penke, Lars – Developmental Psychology, 2013
The present cross-sectional study investigated age and gender differences in motivational manifestations of the Big Five in a large German-speaking Internet sample (N = 19,022). Participants ranging in age from 16 to 60 years completed the Five Individual Reaction Norms Inventory (FIRNI; Denissen & Penke, 2008a), and two traditional Big Five…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Personality, Personality Development, Gender Differences
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Tynes, Brendesha M.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Rose, Chad A.; Lin, Johnny; Anderson, Carolyn J. – Developmental Psychology, 2012
A growing body of literature has shown that being victimized online is associated with poor mental health. Little is known about the factors that protect youth from the negative outcomes that may result from these victimization experiences, particularly those related to race. Using a risk and resilience framework, this study examined the…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Self Esteem
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Smahel, David; Brown, B. Bradford; Blinka, Lukas – Developmental Psychology, 2012
The past decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of youths using the Internet, especially for communicating with peers. Online activity can widen and strengthen the social networks of adolescents and emerging adults (Subrahmanyam & Smahel, 2011), but it also increases the risk of Internet addiction. Using a framework derived from…
Descriptors: Internet, Addictive Behavior, Friendship, Adolescents
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Manago, Adriana M.; Taylor, Tamara; Greenfield, Patricia M. – Developmental Psychology, 2012
Is there a trade-off between having large networks of social connections on social networking sites such as Facebook and the development of intimacy and social support among today's generation of emerging adults? To understand the socialization context of Facebook during the transition to adulthood, an online survey was distributed to college…
Descriptors: College Students, Well Being, Surveys, Universities
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Reich, Stephanie M.; Subrahmanyam, Kaveri; Espinoza, Guadalupe – Developmental Psychology, 2012
Many new and important developmental issues are encountered during adolescence, which is also a time when Internet use becomes increasingly popular. Studies have shown that adolescents are using these online spaces to address developmental issues, especially needs for intimacy and connection to others. Online communication with its potential for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Internet, Individual Development
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Mikami, Amori Yee; Szwedo, David E.; Allen, Joseph P.; Evans, Meredyth A.; Hare, Amanda L. – Developmental Psychology, 2010
This study examined online communication on social networking web pages in a longitudinal sample of 92 youths (39 male, 53 female). Participants' social and behavioral adjustment was assessed when they were ages 13-14 years and again at ages 20-22 years. At ages 20-22 years, participants' social networking website use and indicators of friendship…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Friendship, Young Adults, Internet
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van den Eijnden, Regina J. J. M.; Meerkerk, Gert-Jan; Vermulst, Ad A.; Spijkerman, Renske; Engels, Rutger C. M. E. – Developmental Psychology, 2008
The present study investigated the relationships between adolescents' online communication and compulsive Internet use, depression, and loneliness. The study had a 2-wave longitudinal design with an interval of 6 months. The sample consisted of 663 students, 318 male and 345 female, ages 12 to 15 years. Questionnaires were administered in a…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents, Internet, Depression (Psychology)
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Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2008
Prevalence, frequency, and psychosocial predictors of Internet and computer game use were assessed with 803 male and 788 female adolescents across 2 time periods, 21 months apart. At Time 1, participants were in the 9th or 10th grade; at Time 2, they were in the 11th or 12th grade. Most girls (93.7%) and boys (94.7%) reported using the Internet at…
Descriptors: Friendship, Grade 12, Grade 10, Internet
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Valkenburg, Patti M.; Peter, Jochen – Developmental Psychology, 2007
The 1st goal of this study was to investigate how online communication is related to the closeness of existing friendships. Drawing from a sample of 794 preadolescents and adolescents, the authors found that online communication was positively related to the closeness of friendships. However, this effect held only for respondents who primarily…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Adolescents, Friendship, Internet
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Raskauskas, Juliana; Stoltz, Ann D. – Developmental Psychology, 2007
The increasing availability of Internet and cell phones has provided new avenues through which adolescents can bully. Electronic bullying is a new form of bullying that may threaten adolescent social and emotional development. In this study the relation between involvement in electronic and traditional bullying was examined. Eighty-four…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Internet, Adolescents, Bullying
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Subrahmanyam, Kaveri; Smahel, David; Greenfield, Patricia – Developmental Psychology, 2006
The authors examined the online construction of identity and sexuality in a large sample of conversations from monitored and unmonitored teen chat rooms. More than half of the 583 participants (identified by a distinct screen name) communicated identity information, most frequently gender. In this way, participants compensated for the text-based…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Internet, Adolescents, Interpersonal Communication
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