Attachment and problematic Facebook use in adolescents: The mediating role of metacognitions

Marino, Claudia and Marci, Tatiana and Ferrante, Lucrezia and Altoè, Gianmarco and Vieno, Alessio and Simonelli, Alessandra and Caselli, Gabriele and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2019) Attachment and problematic Facebook use in adolescents: The mediating role of metacognitions. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 8 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 2062-5871 (print); 2063-5303 (online)

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Background and aims: Recent research used attachment theory and the metacognitive tenet as frameworks to explain problematic Facebook use (PFU). This study aims to test, in a single model, the role of different attachment styles and metacognitions in PFU among adolescents. Methods: Two separate studies were conducted in order to establish the link between security (Study 1) and insecurity (Study 2), metacognitions, and PFU. A total of 369 and 442 Italian adolescents (age: 14–20 years old) participated in Study 1 and Study 2, respectively. Results: Path analyses revealed the relative importance of different attachment dimensions with mother and father in predicting PFU and the mediating role of metacognitions between attachment styles and PFU. Discussion and conclusion: In conclusion, since attachment styles and PFU may significantly affect adolescents’ development and well-being, the results of this study may provide some practical indications for researchers and practitioners.

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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: xVioletta xBaliga
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 09:39
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 08:03

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