Investigation of the relationship between risk of Internet addiction, food addiction, and self-esteem in high school students
Melek Sunde Yildirim, Guzin M. Sevincer, Ali Kandeger, Ceyda Afacan
Dusunen Adam The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences 2018;31:187-194
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Article No: 6   Article Type :  Research
Objective: Increasing Internet addiction and food addiction in the 21st century have become a focal point for researchers. There is strong evidence that low self-esteem is a risk factor for behavioral and chemical addictions. Our aim in this study is to examine the relationship between risk of Internet addiction, food addiction, and self-esteem in students at a high school.

Method: Participants were 378 high school students, who completed a package of psychological instruments, including the Internet Addiction Test (IAT), Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), and Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (CSEI). Study data were evaluated using linear regression analysis to examine the risk factors that were significant in univariate analyses.

Results: Participants with high risk of Internet addiction had a significantly higher food addiction score (t=5.81; p<0.001) and lower self-esteem scores (t=-5.89; p<0.001) than participants who do not meet Internet addiction criteria according to the IAT. Also, the lineer regression model demonstrated that food addiction (ß=1.43; p<0.001) and low self-esteem (ß=-0.21; p<0.001) significantly contributed to Internet addiction risk.

Conclusion: Our study revealed the relationship between risk of Internet addiction and food addiction, and low self-esteem is a risk factor according to the concept of overlapping addiction.
Keywords : Food addiction, Internet, self esteem
Lise öğrencilerinde İnternet bağımlılığı riski, yeme bağımlılığı ve benlik saygısı arasındaki ilişkinin incelenmesi
Makale No: 6   Makale Türü :  Araştırma
Amaç: Yirmi birinci yüzyılda İnternet bağımlılığı ve yeme bağımlılığının artması onları bilim insanlarının odak noktası haline getirmiştir. Düşük benlik saygısının davranışsal ve kimyasal bağımlılıklar için bir risk faktörü olduğuna dair güçlü kanıtlar vardır. Bu çalışmada amacımız lise öğrencilerinde İnternet bağımlılığı riski, yeme bağımlılığı ve benlik saygısı arasındaki ilişkiyi incelemektir.

Yöntem: Katılımcı olarak 378 lise öğrencisi İnternet Bağımlılığı Testi (İBT), Yale Yeme Bağımlılığı Ölçeği (YYBÖ) ve Coopersmith Benlik Saygısı Envanteri de (CBSE) dahil olmak üzere psikolojik araçlardan oluşan bir form doldurdular. Çalışma verileri değerlendirildiğinde, tek değişkenli analizlerde anlamlı olan risk faktörlerini incelemek için Doğrusal Regresyon Analizi kullanılmıştır.

Bulgular: İBT’e göre internet bağımlılığı riski yüksek olan katılımcılarda YYBÖ puanı yüksekti, İnternet bağımlılığı kriterlerini karşılamayan katılımcılara göre yeme bağımlılığı ölçek skoru daha yüksek (t=5.81; p<0.001) ve benlik saygısı ölçek puanları (t=-5.89; p<0.001) daha düşüktü. Ayrıca doğrusal regresyon modelinde, YYBÖ puanları (ß=1.43; p<0.001) ve düşük benlik saygısı puanları (ß=-0.21; p<0.001), İnternet bağımlılığı için önemli risk faktörleriydi.

Sonuç: Çalışmamız, İnternet bağımlılığı ve yeme bağımlılığı riski arasındaki ilişkiyi ve düşük benlik saygısının üst üste binen bağımlılık (overlapping addiction) kavramı için bir risk faktörü olduğunu ortaya koymuştur.
Anahtar kelimeler : Yeme bağımlılığı, İnternet, benlik saygısı
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