Mediating Effect of Internet Addiction on the Association between Resilience and Depression among Korean University Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

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Objective This study examined the mediating role of internet addiction in the association between psychological resilience and depressive symptoms. Methods 837 Korean university students completed a survey with items of demographic information, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), Internet Addiction Test (IAT), and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) in 2015. The complex associations among psychological resilience, internet addiction, and depressive symptoms were delineated using structural equation models. Results In the most parsimonious model, the total effect and indirect effect of resilience on depressive symptoms via internet addiction, were statistically significant. The goodness of fit of the measurement model was satisfactory with fit indices, normed fit index (NFI) of 0.990, non-normed fit index (NNFI) of 0.997, comparative fit index (CFI) of 0.998, root mean square error (RMSEA) of 0.018 (90%CI=0.001-0.034); and Akaike information Criterion (AIC) of -21.049. Conclusion The association between psychological resilience and depressive symptoms was mediated by internet addiction in Korean university students. Enhancement of resilience programs could help prevent internet addiction and reduce the related depression risks.
Publisher
KOREAN NEUROPSYCHIATRIC ASSOC
Issue Date
2018-10
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

PSYCHIATRY INVESTIGATION, v.15, no.10, pp.962 - 969

ISSN
1738-3684
DOI
10.30773/pi.2018.08.07.2
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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/246519
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BiS-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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