The predictive relationship between emotion management skills and Internet addiction

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Vesile Oktan
Cite this article:  Oktan, V. (2011). The predictive relationship between emotion management skills and Internet addiction. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 39(10), 1425-1430.


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The relationship between emotion management skills and the use of the Internet was examined in this study to determine whether or not the emotion management skills of university students are a predictor of Internet addiction. The study was conducted in the 2008/2009 academic year with 345 students from different departments of a university in Turkey. Data were collected using the Emotion Management Skills Inventory (Çeçen, 2006) and the Problematic Internet Usage Scale (Ceyhan, Ceyhan, & Gürcan, 2007). Results of regression analysis showed that the total measure of emotion management skills predicted the levels of Internet addiction.

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