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1- Ph.D. Student of General Psychology, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran , amirysohrab@yahoo.com
2- Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
3- M.A Student of Psychology, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
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Introduction: Internet addiction has been emerged as a new field of psychopathology. Excessive use of the Internet has become a problem which can cause severe difficulties in daily life, social relationships, work, education and psychological adjustment. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to determine the role of the cognitive emotion regulation strategies, Impulsivity and Extraversion In the tendency of Internet addiction in students of Urmia University in 2014.

Methods: Present study was a cross-sectional one. For this purpose, from Urmia University students in 2014, 290 individuals were selected by Stratified sampling. Then the Young’s Internet Addiction Scale, Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies, impulsivity Scale and Extraversion were distributed among research participants. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS-19 and descriptive indicators, correlation coefficient and simultaneous multiple regression analysis was utilized.

Results: Outcomes explained that there is a negative correlation between Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies and Internet addiction (P<0.001), and only about two components, Self_blaming and catastrophizing, the relationships were not significant (P>0.05). Also, a significant positive correlation was found between impulsivity and extraversion scales with internet addiction (P<0.001). The results showed that each three variables of cognitive emotion regulation strategies, impulsivity and extroversion were able to predict the Internet addiction (P<0.001).

Conclusion: Cognitive emotion regulation strategies and impulsivity and also personality trait of extraversion, have a special role in the tendency to engage into the internet behaviors.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Psychology and Psychiatry
Received: 2015/09/12 | Accepted: 2015/11/12 | Published: 2015/11/30

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