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Psychiatric Quarterly

, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp 493–500

First Online: 20 November 2015DOI: 10.1007-s11126-015-9403-1

Cite this article as: Błachnio, A. & Przepiorka, A. Psychiatr Q 2016 87: 493. doi:10.1007-s11126-015-9403-1

Abstract

Nowadays, Facebook has become one of the most popular communication tools. With its increasing popularity, a new phenomenon connected with extensive use has appeared: namely, Facebook intrusion. The answer to the question of who is prone to become addicted still remains open. This study aimed to explore whether insufficient self-control and self-regulation resources in Facebook users are related to Facebook addiction. The participants in the study were 284 people. The Facebook Intrusion Questionnaire, the Brief Self-Control Scale, the Self-Regulation Scale, Action Control Scale, and the Multitasking Scale were used. We found that dysfunctional self-control system can be related to Facebook addiction. An insufficient self-control and low level of failure-related action orientation are those psychological characteristics that put Facebook users -at-risk- of Facebook addiction. The study reveals a picture showing that those Facebook users who are able to resist an impulse or temptation, are more self-disciplined, and do not focus on negative emotions are less likely to develop Facebook addiction. The obtained findings may serve as a basis for prevention programs for people at risk of Facebook addiction.

KeywordsFacebook intrusion Self-control Self-regulation Multitasking Action control  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Agata Błachnio - Aneta Przepiorka

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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