Internet use and psychosocial health of school aged children


Isik B., AYAZ ALKAYA S.

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, cilt.255, ss.204-208, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 255
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.05.043
  • Dergi Adı: PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.204-208

Özet

This study was carried out to determine the intemet use and psychosocial health of school aged children. Children in grades 4-7 and their parents were invited to participate. The study group consisted of 737 children. Data were collected using a descriptive form and Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17. Majority of children used Internet, one of each five children had psychosocial problem risk. Risk of psychosocial problem was higher in males, children who have 'not working father', use intemet 5 years and over, use internet for 3 h and over per day. These results suggest that families should be informed about associations, between internet use and psychosocial problems that measures should be taken for providing controlled internet use for children.