Internet Addiction for teenagers with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A Comparative Study of the Problematic Internet Use by Teenagers (12-19) with and without Autism spectrum disorder

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Εκπαίδευση
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2018-03-09
Year:
2018
Author:
Kone Aikaterini
Supervisors info:
Όλγα Θεμελή, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια Τμήματος Ψυχολογίας Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης
Μέλη: Αντωνία Παπαστυλιανού, Καθ. Τμήματος ΦΠΨ ΕΚΠ
Διδάκτωρ Καρολίνα-Άννα Ρετάλη
Original Title:
Εθισμός στο διαδίκτυο εφήβων με Διαταραχή Αυτιστικού Φάσματος (ΔΑΦ)
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Internet Addiction for teenagers with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A Comparative Study of the Problematic Internet Use by Teenagers (12-19) with and without Autism spectrum disorder
Summary:
In the modern digitized world an increasing number of people choose to use the internet on a daily basis. Such behavior has been reported to potentially lead to addicted behavior, thus jeopardizing physical and mental health - in the case of teenagers mostly. Furthermore, recent research has claimed a connection of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with internet addiction. With a limited number of recent studies on Greek teenager internet addiction - and no emphasis put on ASD- the current study expands on the two following dimensions: whether teenagers (12-19 years old) with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder tend to misuse the internet, as well as the degree to which ASD is associated with serious internet addiction. The sample studied consists of 122 teenagers diagnosed with ASD in state and private diagnostic centers as well as 154 teenage students of Junior High Schools and High Schools in the region of Attica without an ASD diagnosis. Teenagers of both groups took the Internet Addiction Test (IAT). Teenage (with and without ASD diagnosis) average internet use was found normal to mildly addictive in the current research. Teenagers with ASD were found to demonstrates lightly increased addiction levels, the difference with non-ASD sample group however has been found not to be of statistical significance. ASD was thus not found to be connected with internet misuse. Teenage internet addiction did also not seem to vary in the presence of an ASD diagnosis. Moreover, the interaction between internet addiction and a number of factors (gender, age, ASD diagnosis) was also found not to be statistically significant.
Main subject category:
Philosophy - Psychology
Keywords:
Internet Addiction, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Internet Addiction Test (IAT)
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
290
Number of pages:
135
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