Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy - School Psychology
Dr. Luis Aguerrevere
Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey
Dr. Robert Polewan
Dr. Frankie Clark
Dr. Robbie Steward
Internet addiction (IA) is classified as a compulsive-impulsive behavior disorder involving excessive use of the internet, withdrawal, tolerance, and negative repercussions (Block, 2007). Internet usage is becoming more widespread across all industrialized people, and younger people are using the internet more and more as it becomes more ubiquitous (Rideout, Foehr, & Roberts, 2010). The purpose of the current study is to investigate internet usage habits, sleep disturbance, and IA as it appeared in a national United States sample, and a sample seeking clinical psychological help in the Southwestern United States. The results of the current study suggested that IA predicted sleep disturbance, and sleep disturbance had a moderating interaction when IA was used to predict mental health outcomes. Implications for clinicians and the future of psychological treatment are discussed.
Nicks, Robert, "Screen Time, Sleep, and Mental Health: An Investigation of Electronics Use and Sleep Habits" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 218.
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