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Modelling Excessive Internet Use:s Revision of R. Davis's Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Pathological Internet Use

Katarzyna Kaliszewska-Czeremska
  • Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul. Szamarzewskiego 89, 60-578 Poznań, Poland
Published Online: 2012-04-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10059-011-0018-6

Modelling Excessive Internet Use:s Revision of R. Davis's Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Pathological Internet Use

This article proposes a new model of excessive Internet use. The point of departure for the present study was the Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Pathological Internet Use developed by R. Davis (2001). The original model was modified so as to improve its explanatory power. Data were collected from 405 participants aged from 18 to 55 in various Polish towns and cities. The following instruments were administered to the participants: The Temperament and Character Inventory, J. Kuhl's Action Control Scale, The Berlin Social Support Scale, The Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations, The Excessive Internet Use Risk Scale, The Reasons for Internet Use and the Personal Data Questionnaire. The new model of excessive Internet use was empirically tested and proved to be satisfactory.

Keywords: excessive Internet use; model of excessive Internet use; Excessive Internet Use Risk Scale; Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Pathological Internet Use

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