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2015-12-15
Associations between child maltreatment, PTSD, and internet addiction among Taiwanese students
 

Authors

Yi-Ping Hsieha, April Chiung-Tao Shenb, Hsi-Sheng Weic, Jui-Ying Fengd, Soar Ching-Yu Huange, Hsiao-Lin Hwaf 
a Department of Social Work, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
b Department of Social Work, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
c Department of Social Work, College of Social Sciences, National Taipei University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
d Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
e California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
f Department and Graduate Institute of Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
g Leader of Division, National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Received 19 July 2015, Revised 23 September 2015, Accepted 26 November 2015, Available online 12 December 2015
  • a Department of Social Work, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
  • b Department of Social Work, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
  • c Department of Social Work, College of Social Sciences, National Taipei University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
  • d Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
  • e California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
  • f Department and Graduate Institute of Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
  • g Leader of Division, National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
 

 

 

Abstract

This study examines (1) the associations between multiple types of child maltreatment and Internet addiction, and (2) the mediating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on these associations. We collected data from a national proportionately stratified random sample of 6233 fourth-grade students in Taiwan in 2014. We conducted bivariate correlations and sets of multiple regression analyses to examine the associations between multiple types of maltreatment (5 types in total) and Internet addiction, and to identify the mediating role of PTSD. The results reveal that being male and experiencing abuse (psychological neglect, physical neglect, paternal physical violence, sexual violence) were associated with increased risk among children of developing PTSD and Internet addiction. Moreover, PTSD mediated the associations between multiple types of maltreatment (except maternal physical violence) and Internet addiction. This study demonstrates (1) the effects of multiple types of maltreatment on the PTSD and Internet addiction of children and (2) the importance of early prevention and intervention in addressing related public-health concerns.

Keywords

  • Internet addiction
  • Child maltreatment
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Neglect;
  • Violence

 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563215302636

 
 
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