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25-07-2023 | Original Paper

Predictors of Adolescents’ Psychological Distress and Internet Addiction: the Role of Interpersonal Stress and School Burnout

Auteurs: Xinwen Zhang, Chunkai Li

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 4/2024

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Abstract

Adolescence is a critical period characterized by more frequent interpersonal interactions, which may lead to inevitable interpersonal stress. Given the negative impacts of interpersonal stress on adolescents’ development, this study attempts to explore how interpersonal stress might influence psychological distress and Internet addiction among Chinese adolescents. 1278 middle and high school students aged 12–18 years old participated in this study. The results showed a positive direct effect of interpersonal stress on psychological distress, as adolescents exposed to a higher level of interpersonal stress were found to have more psychological distress. This direct effecting path was mediated by school burnout. Additionally, the relationship between interpersonal stress and Internet addiction was also mediated by school burnout. This study provides insight into how interpersonal stress affects psychological and behavioral outcomes among Chinese adolescents. The findings could guide policymakers and professional counselors involved with adolescents struggling to treat psychological distress and Internet addiction.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Predictors of Adolescents’ Psychological Distress and Internet Addiction: the Role of Interpersonal Stress and School Burnout
Auteurs
Xinwen Zhang
Chunkai Li
Publicatiedatum
25-07-2023
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 4/2024
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-023-02635-8

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