Problem Internet Overuse Behaviors in College Students: Readiness-to-Change and Receptivity to Treatment.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • This mixed methods study explores college students' readiness-to-change and receptivity to treatment for problem Internet overuse behaviors. Focus groups were conducted with 27 college students who self-identified as Internet over-users, and had experienced biopsychosocial problems related to Internet overuse. Participants completed standardized questionnaires assessing their Internet use and sociodemographic forms. Focus groups explored readiness to change problem Internet overuse behaviors and receptivity to treatment. Similar to college students with other addictive behaviors, students with problem Internet overuse fall along a continuum vis-à-vis readiness-to-change their behaviors. Over half of the participants were receptive to treatment for their problem Internet overuse behaviors.
  • Authors

  • O'Brien, Jennifer
  • Li, Wen
  • Snyder, Susan M
  • Howard, Matthew O
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • July 2016
  • Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Awareness
  • Behavior, Addictive
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Internet addiction
  • Internet overuse
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Psychological Theory
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Students
  • Universities
  • Young Adult
  • college-aged youth
  • mixed-methods
  • problem Internet use
  • stages of change
  • treatment receptivity
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 26963733
  • Start Page

  • 373
  • End Page

  • 385
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 4