Features of computer addiction in adolescents from complete and single-parent families

Features of computer addiction in adolescents from complete and single-parent families

Author: Pankratova I., Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Southern Federal University" (Russia)
Family, teenager, internet addiction, addiction, complete family
Today, virtual reality for most teenagers is becoming the reality where they spend most of their time, often it develops into addiction. As psychotherapist V. A. Burova notes, the term "dependence" (addiction) was "borrowed from the lexicon of psychiatrists to facilitate the identification of the problem of the Internet by associating it with characteristic social and psychological problems. The problem of computer addiction in adolescents arose most acutely during the period of rapid development of information technology and modern children do not imagine their life, leisure and study without a computer.Psychologists are sounding the alarm that computer games cause addiction, which is analogous to drug addiction.Currently, the computer in the life of a teenager takes first place in importance. Teenagers are the most at risk. This difficult period of puberty exposes many acute problems and imperfections of young people. Many people fail to cope with the internal and external conflicts that have arisen, as a result of which there is a desire to escape from reality, which contributes to the emergence of computer addiction. The purpose of our study: to study the features of computer addiction in adolescents from complete and single-parent families. For the study, we used: the Kimberly-Young test for Internet addiction and screening diagnostics of computer addiction. Our study involved 150 adolescents aged 14-15 years. Adolescents are dominated by an average level of Internet addiction. This means that most teenagers are at risk of Internet addiction. Among the adolescents surveyed, almost an equal number of people are at the stage of passion and the first stage of computer addiction, when, as in extreme values, a small number of respondents were identified. The second stage of dependence was not revealed among the respondents.

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Psychology Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University,
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