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The Effect of Solution-Focused Group Counseling Intervention on College Students' Internet Addiction: A Pilot Study
Zhang, Xinhe1; Shi, Xiaoxuan1; Xu, Shuowei1; Qiu, Jingwen1; Turel, Ofir2; He, Qinghua1,3,4,5
First AuthorZhang, Xinhe
Correspondent Emailheqinghua@swu.edu.cn
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Abstract

This pilot study aimed to explore the effect of solution-focused group counseling intervention on Internet addiction among college students. Eighteen college students participated in this study, out of which nine subjects were assigned into the experimental group and the rest (n = 9) to a control group. The experimental group received group counseling for five weeks, while the control group did not receive any intervention. The revised version of the Chinese Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS-R) was used to capture pre-test and post-test excessive use in the two groups. The experimental group was also subjected to a follow-up test and self-reported Internet addiction scores six months after the end of group counseling. Results showed that after the five-week solution-focused group counseling, the scores of four dimensions of the CIAS-R in the experimental group had CIAS-R decreased, and the reduction trend of the total score of CIAS-R was similar across all subjects in this group. The treatment effect was larger than the placebo reduction in the control group in two dimensions: compulsive and withdrawal (Sym-C & Sym-W) and tolerance (Sym-T) symptoms. Qualitative research confirmed the conclusions from the quantitative data, showing that the experimental group reduced its Internet addiction symptoms. Overall, the findings suggested that solution-focused group counseling had positive intervention effects on Internet addiction.

KeywordInternet addiction solution-focused group counseling intervention college students
2020-04-01
Language英语
DOI10.3390/ijerph17072519
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN1660-4601
Volume17Issue:7Pages:13
Subtypearticle
Indexed BySCI
Funding ProjectFundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities[SWU1709618] ; Planning Subject for the 13th Five Year Plan of National Education Sciences[EBA180462] ; Chongqing Social Science Planning Project[2016BS104] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31972906] ; Open Research Fund of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences[KLMH2019K05] ; High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program[G20190022029]
PublisherMDPI
WOS KeywordBRIEF THERAPY ; ASSOCIATION
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS IDWOS:000530763300351
QuartileQ1
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/31832
Collection中国科学院心理健康重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorHe, Qinghua
Affiliation1.Southwest Univ, Key Lab Cognit & Personal, Minist Educ, Fac Psychol, Chongqing 400715, Peoples R China
2.Calif State Univ Fullerton, Informat Syst & Decis Sci, Fullerton, CA 92831 USA
3.Chongqing Collaborat Innovat Ctr Brain Sci, Chongqing 400715, Peoples R China
4.Beijing Normal Univ, Collaborat Innovat Ctr Assessment Basic Educ Qual, Southwest Univ Branch, Chongqing 400715, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
Corresponding Author AffilicationKey Laboratory of Mental Health, CAS
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Zhang, Xinhe,Shi, Xiaoxuan,Xu, Shuowei,et al. The Effect of Solution-Focused Group Counseling Intervention on College Students' Internet Addiction: A Pilot Study[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,2020,17(7):13.
APA Zhang, Xinhe,Shi, Xiaoxuan,Xu, Shuowei,Qiu, Jingwen,Turel, Ofir,&He, Qinghua.(2020).The Effect of Solution-Focused Group Counseling Intervention on College Students' Internet Addiction: A Pilot Study.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,17(7),13.
MLA Zhang, Xinhe,et al."The Effect of Solution-Focused Group Counseling Intervention on College Students' Internet Addiction: A Pilot Study".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH 17.7(2020):13.
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