The effect of COVID-19 uncertainty on internet addiction, happiness and life satisfaction in adolescents


Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, vol.41, pp.20-26, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apnu.2022.07.008
  • Journal Name: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-26
  • Keywords: COVID-19 uncertainty, Internet addiction, Happiness, Life satisfaction, Adolescents, MENTAL-HEALTH-CARE, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, SHORT VERSION, INTOLERANCE, SCALE, STUDENTS, CHINA
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Elsevier Inc.This study aimed to determine the effects of the events during the COVID-19 epidemic on adolescents' levels of intolerance of uncertainty, internet addiction, happiness, and life satisfaction. Structural Equation Modeling was used in the analysis of the data. Adolescents' internet use increased during the epidemic process. It was found that COVID-19 events increased intolerance of uncertainty, and negatively affected internet addiction and happiness (p < 0.001). In this process, internet addiction and happiness is a mediator (p < 0.001). It is recommended to monitor adolescents' internet use during the COVID-19 process and to provide information about COVID-19.