Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Internet usage, self-efficacy, and proactive coping skills
by Zurawski, Janina, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 62; 1585527
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative study examined the relationship between problematic Internet usage, self-efficacy, and proactive coping skills. This study compared demographic characteristics against three scales: Compulsive Internet Use Scale, General Self-Efficacy Scale, and Proactive Coping Subscale. A total of 146 Internet users over the age of 18 participated in this study. The results found a significant correlation between gender and, age, and ethnicity and proactive coping skills. There was also a significant relationship between age and compulsive Internet use. Compulsive Internet use was negatively correlated with proactive coping, suggesting improved proactive coping skills will lead to a lower level of compulsive Internet use.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Jennings, Lisa
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Social work, Information Technology, Personality psychology, Web Studies
Keywords: Compulsive, Cyber, Internet, Proactive coping, Quantitative, Self-efficacy
Publication Number: 1585527
ISBN: 978-1-321-62907-1
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