Mobile addiction and prevention through peer group

Author/s Gioacchino Lavanco, Loredana Varveri, Carolina Messina
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 59-70 File size 69 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2014-001005
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Mobile addiction, expression of the profound economic, social and cultural rights in recent decades, is becoming a growing problem, especially among teenagers. The article, in the first part focuses on the analysis of the literature on the technology addiction, in general, and mobile phone addiction, specifically; the second part presents a action-research, on the one hand, has had the aim of examining the relationship between cognitive factors (locus of control) and emotional factors (emotional dysregulation) in cases of misuse of mobile phones; on the other hand, wanted to launch a debate about the influence of the group is to stimulate the behavior of abuse, both in turning your cell phone into a tool for coping with respect to regulating behavior.

Keywords: Mobile addiction, adolescence, action-research, locus of control, emotional dysregulation, peer group.

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Gioacchino Lavanco, Loredana Varveri, Carolina Messina, Mobile addiction e prevenzione attraverso il gruppo dei pari in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2014, pp 59-70, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2014-001005