The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the significance of Internet use in many contexts of human life (e.g., work/study, family, and leisure), daily activities, and developmental tasks (e.g., transition to university/work) associated with specific life stages (e.g., emerging adults, 18-29 years, and adults, over 30 years old). Based on the lifespan model of developmental challenges and focusing on emerging adulthood and adulthood, the current study analyzed functional and dysfunctional Internet use in two different Italian populations: before and during the COVID-19 emergency. The sample consisted of 375 individuals who completed an online survey before COVID-19 and 286 who completed same survey during the COVID-19 emergency. All questionnaires were related to well-being, life/work satisfaction, problematic Internet use, cyberloafing, and interaction overload. Both samples were further differentiated into three life stages, associated with specific transitions and developmental tasks: early emerging adults (18-24), older emerging adults (25-29), and adults (over 30). Results show how the transitions (and related developmental tasks) of each life stage affect, in relevant ways, the functional or dysfunctional Internet use as well as well-being and life satisfaction related to Internet use.

Differences Between Emerging Adults’ and Adults’ Internet Use Before and During the COVID-19 Emergency: The Role of Well-Being and Mood Regulation / Elvis Mazzoni; Martina Benvenuti. - In: ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1895-1171. - ELETTRONICO. - 18:4(2022), pp. 276-288. [10.5709/acp-0377-3]

Differences Between Emerging Adults’ and Adults’ Internet Use Before and During the COVID-19 Emergency: The Role of Well-Being and Mood Regulation

Elvis Mazzoni
Primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Martina Benvenuti
Secondo
Writing – Review & Editing
2022

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the significance of Internet use in many contexts of human life (e.g., work/study, family, and leisure), daily activities, and developmental tasks (e.g., transition to university/work) associated with specific life stages (e.g., emerging adults, 18-29 years, and adults, over 30 years old). Based on the lifespan model of developmental challenges and focusing on emerging adulthood and adulthood, the current study analyzed functional and dysfunctional Internet use in two different Italian populations: before and during the COVID-19 emergency. The sample consisted of 375 individuals who completed an online survey before COVID-19 and 286 who completed same survey during the COVID-19 emergency. All questionnaires were related to well-being, life/work satisfaction, problematic Internet use, cyberloafing, and interaction overload. Both samples were further differentiated into three life stages, associated with specific transitions and developmental tasks: early emerging adults (18-24), older emerging adults (25-29), and adults (over 30). Results show how the transitions (and related developmental tasks) of each life stage affect, in relevant ways, the functional or dysfunctional Internet use as well as well-being and life satisfaction related to Internet use.
2022
Differences Between Emerging Adults’ and Adults’ Internet Use Before and During the COVID-19 Emergency: The Role of Well-Being and Mood Regulation / Elvis Mazzoni; Martina Benvenuti. - In: ADVANCES IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1895-1171. - ELETTRONICO. - 18:4(2022), pp. 276-288. [10.5709/acp-0377-3]
Elvis Mazzoni; Martina Benvenuti
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