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The Relationship between Students’ Anxiety and Internet Use Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

Yichi Zhang#, Yuxiang Feng#, Shan Hu*, Huiyong Fan*

College of Education Science, Bohai University, Jinzhou, 121013, China

* Corresponding Authors: Shan Hu. Email: email; Huiyong Fan. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2023, 25(12), 1323-1341. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029096

Abstract

Theoretical models have predicted a positive association between anxiety and Internet use disorders. However, the findings of previous studies are conflicting, with some reporting a positive association and others proposing no relationship between the two. To explore the true relationship between the two and analyze the reasons for the differences, 100 primary studies involving 108,539 subjects were entered into a meta-analysis. The results showed that (1) there was a significant positive correlation between students’ anxiety and Internet use disorder (r = 0.330); (2) the moderating effect of anxiety type was significant. (3) The moderating effects of the measurement instrument for Internet use disorder, the measurement instrument for anxiety, the subject’s grade level, the subject’s region, and the type of publication were not significant. The question of how the different anxiety types of students and IUD have different mechanisms of action needs to be further explored.

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Zhang, Y., Feng, Y., Hu, S., Fan, H. (2023). The relationship between students’ anxiety and internet use disorders: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 25(12), 1323-1341. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029096
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Zhang Y, Feng Y, Hu S, Fan H. The relationship between students’ anxiety and internet use disorders: A meta-analysis. Int J Ment Health Promot. 2023;25(12):1323-1341 https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029096
IEEE Style
Y. Zhang, Y. Feng, S. Hu, and H. Fan "The Relationship between Students’ Anxiety and Internet Use Disorders: A Meta-Analysis," Int. J. Ment. Health Promot., vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1323-1341. 2023. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029096



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