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Authors: Claudia Marino, Alessio Vieno, Gianmarco Altoè and Marcantonio M. Spada

& Przepiorka, 2015 ) and negative outcomes concerning Facebook use, the goal of the present study was to present an adaptation of the GPIUS2 to Facebook use and to validate the factor structure of the PFU Scale (PFUS) in Italian adolescents and young adults

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Authors: Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, Daria J. Kuss, Lucia Romo, Yannick Morvan, Laurence Kern, Pierluigi Graziani, Amélie Rousseau, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Anja Bischof, Ann-Kathrin Gässler, Adriano Schimmenti, Alessia Passanisi, Niko Männikkö, Maria Kääriänen, Zsolt Demetrovics, Orsolya Király, Mariano Chóliz, Juan José Zacarés, Emilia Serra, Mark D. Griffiths, Halley M. Pontes, Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta, Joanna Chwaszcz, Daniele Zullino, Lucien Rochat, Sophia Achab and Joël Billieux

, 2015 ). Although addictive use of mobile phones has received increased attention recently, available data on young adults in Europe are relatively scarce. The existing studies tend to examine adolescence including young adulthood and have been

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Authors: Abby L. Goldstein, Natalie Vilhena-Churchill, Sherry H. Stewart, Peter N. S. Hoaken and Gordon L. Flett

, & Kauffman, 2006 ) they are highest among young adults ( Griffiths, Wardle, Orford, Sproston, & Erens, 2009 ; Petry & Weinstock, 2007 ; Wiebe et al., 2006 ) who often engage in high frequency online gambling, and spend more time and money in a typical month

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Background and aims

The primary objective of the present research is to investigate the drivers of technological addiction in college students — heavy users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The study places cell phone and instant messaging addiction in the broader context of consumption pathologies, investigating the influence of materialism and impulsiveness on these two technologies. Clearly, cell phones serve more than just a utilitarian purpose. Cell phones are used in public and play a vital role in the lives of young adults. The accessibility of new technologies, like cell phones, which have the advantages of portability and an ever increasing array of functions, makes their over-use increasingly likely.


College undergraduates (N = 191) from two U.S. universities completed a paper and pencil survey instrument during class. The questionnaire took approximately 15–20 minutes to complete and contained scales that measured materialism, impulsiveness, and mobile phone and instant messaging addiction.


Factor analysis supported the discriminant validity of Ehrenberg, Juckes, White and Walsh's (2008) Mobile Phone and Instant Messaging Addictive Tendencies Scale. The path model indicates that both materialism and impulsiveness impact the two addictive tendencies, and that materialism's direct impact on these addictions has a noticeably larger effect on cell phone use than instant messaging.


The present study finds that materialism and impulsiveness drive both a dependence on cell phones and instant messaging. As Griffiths (2012) rightly warns, however, researchers must be aware that one's addiction may not simply be to the cell phone, but to a particular activity or function of the cell phone. The emergence of multi-function smart phones requires that research must dig beneath the technology being used to the activities that draw the user to the particular technology.

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sleep deprivation on impulsive behaviors in young adults. Inadequate sleep has been linked to problematic behaviors, such as poor impulse control and emotion dysregulation ( Beebe, 2011 ). Specifically, young adults appear most vulnerable to

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. Neulinger , Á. – Zsótér , B. ( 2012 ): Mennyire önállóak afiatal felnőttek vásárlásaikban? A családi környezet befolyásának vizsgálata fiatal felnőtt gyermekek vásárlására [How Independent are Young Adults in Their Buying Decisions? Investigation of

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Authors: Roser Granero, Susana Valero-Solis, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Mónica Gómez-Peña, Laura Moragas, Teresa Mena-Moreno, Amparo del Pino-Gutierrez, Ester Codina, Virginia Martín-Romera, Gemma Casalé, Zaida Agüera, Isabel Baenas-Soto, Eduardo Valenciano-Mendoza, Bernat Mora-Maltas, Isabel Sánchez, María Lozano-Madrid, José M. Menchón and Susana Jiménez Murcia

explaining the onset of the gambling problems, its progression and the benefit of the CBT programs. To our knowledge, no study to date has addressed CBT outcomes in young and young-adult GD patients. The main objective of this study is to use growth

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Mollaghan, A. M., Lucey, B., Coffey, A., Cotter, L.: Emergence of MRSA clone ST22 in healthy young adults in the community in the absence of risk factors. Epidemiol. Infect. 138 , 673–676 (2010). Cotter L

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( Welte, Barnes, Tidwell, & Hoffman, 2008 ), and that different developmental, psychosocial, and cognitive pathways may underlie the development of problem gambling in young adults ( Dowd, Keough, Jakobson, Bolton, & Edgerton, 2019 ; Grant, Chamberlain

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Authors: JA Rubio-Arias, P Esteban, F Martínez, DJ Ramos-Campo, S Mendizábal, D Berdejo-del-Fresno and JF Jiménez-Díaz

active adults . J. Strength Cond. Res. 28 , 3255 – 3263 ( 2014 ) 17. Osawa Y , Oguma Y , Shohei O : Effects of whole-body vibration training on bone-free lean body mass and muscle strength in young adults . JSSM. 10 , 97 – 104 ( 2011

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