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Modeling the structural relationships of internet addiction based on executive functions and problems interpersonal: the mediating role of Alexithymia

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.7, No. 3)

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Page : 150-165

Keywords : Addiction psychiatry; Function activator; International health problems; Alexithymia;

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Introduction: Internet addiction is a type of impulse control disorder that refers to excessive use of the internet and can affect other social activities. Aim: Purpose of this study was to determine the structural relationships of executive functions, interpersonal problems with internet addiction through the mediation of gossip and excitement. Method: The descriptive-correlation research method was based on the modeling method of regression structural equations. In order to achieve this goal, out of all seventh grade female students in Tehran's 1, 7 and 8 grades in the 2018-2019 academic year, 260 people were randomly selected as clusters and were referred to the Rescue Executive Function Questionnaire (2013(, Barkham, Hardy, & Startup (1988), intermediate problems, Toronto Gabby, Parker, and Taylor (1994), and Kimberly Young's Internet Addiction Scale (1996). Structural equation statistical method was used to analyze the data. Also, all analyzes were performed using SPSS 24 and Amos 23 software. Results: The results showed that there was a significant significant direct and negative effect between interpersonal problems with internet addiction and a significant positive and positive effect between executive functions and internet addiction (P<0.001). Emotional inadequacy of internet addiction had a significant direct and positive effect on students (P<0.001) and also emotional inadequacy played a mediating role in the relationship between executive functions and interpersonal problems with internet addiction (P<0.001). Conclusion: Based on the research findings, it can be concluded that the present research model had statistically acceptable fit indicators.

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