Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 304--307

The relationships between self-efficacy, internet addiction and shame


Giuseppe Craparo1, Roberta Messina1, Sergio Severino1, Silvia Fasciano1, Vincenza Cannella2, Alessio Gori3, Marco Cacioppo1, Roberto Baiocco4 
1 Kore University of Enna, Enna, Italy
2 CIPA Meridionale, Italy
3 University of Florence, Florence, Italy
4 Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Giuseppe Craparo
Kore University of Enna, Cittadella Universitaria, Enna 94100
Italy

Background: Internet addiction (IAD) is one of the most diffuse mental disorders among adolescents. Aims: The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationships between shame, self-efficacy and Internet addiction. Materials and Methods: We recruited a total of 670 college students (males = 164, 24.5%; females = 506, 75.5%). The subjects were aged between 18 and 36 years (M = 20.93, SD = 2.52; males: M = 21.43, SD = 2.95; females: M = 20.76, SD = 2.35). We administered the following instruments: Experience of Shame Scale; Perceived Social Self-Efficacy Scale - Adult Version; Perceived Self-Efficacy in Handling Negative Emotions Scales; Internet Addiction Test. Statistics Analysis: We applied multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA), Pearson«SQ»s correlation indices and linear regression analysis. Results and Conclusion: We found a significant inter-relation between Internet addiction and shame. Shame could be a good predictor of Internet addiction.


How to cite this article:
Craparo G, Messina R, Severino S, Fasciano S, Cannella V, Gori A, Cacioppo M, Baiocco R. The relationships between self-efficacy, internet addiction and shame.Indian J Psychol Med 2014;36:304-307


How to cite this URL:
Craparo G, Messina R, Severino S, Fasciano S, Cannella V, Gori A, Cacioppo M, Baiocco R. The relationships between self-efficacy, internet addiction and shame. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 11 ];36:304-307
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