RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTERNET ADDICTION IN ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Abstract

Author(s): Gülsen KILINÇ, P?nar HARMANCI, Erman YILDIZ, Nurdan ÇET?N

Internet usage increases and becomes problematic gradually in adolescents. The aim of this systematic review is to investigate the relationship between internet addiction in adolescents and family relationships. This systematic review was conducted according to the guide “Centre for Reviews and Dissemination” with scanning databases Pubmed, Cochrane, Medline, EBSCO, Science Direct, Google Akademik and Ulakbim (Turkish National Databases). In the research, “problematic,” “internet usage,” “internet addiction,” “adolescence,” “family relationship,” “family functioning,” “adolescent,” and “parents” were used as key words. Scannings were completed between the dates November 2017-January 2018 with various combinations of the key words. With scanning the key words, 1017 studies were analyzed based on titles. Summaries of 309 studies saved as a title were investigated. As a result of investigations made according to titles and summaries, 7 studies got involved in the research. Studies involved in the research show that internet addiction problem exists almost in every continent of the world. Adolescents having not a healthy family relationship with their parents has an important role in developing internet addiction. Results of the research being a guide for psychiatric nursing practices and making a contribution on the literature are aimed.

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