The Association between Internet Addiction and Emotional Intelligence: A Meta-Analysis Study

Ranjbar, H. and Bakhshi, M. (2018) The Association between Internet Addiction and Emotional Intelligence: A Meta-Analysis Study. Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis, 35 (1). pp. 17-29.

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Recently, internet addiction has turned into a major concern all over the world. According to scientific evidences, people with higher emotional intelligence are less addicted to the Internet; however, the type and strength of this relation is still a matter of debate. Due to a lack of information in this regard, the present study has been conducted as a meta-analysis method to this end. A comprehensive search in Scopus, Web of Knowledge, ScienceDirect, Medline, Springer, Google Scholar, Magiran and Scientific Information Database (SID) with no restrictions of time and language was done with the following keywords: 'Internet'/'Internet users', 'Internet addiction', and 'emotional intelligence'. Pooled correlation of the present study was -0.393; 95%CI, -0.564-0.190. The results of the Cochran Q (Q = 623:192, p = 0.000) and I2=97.75% index showed a high heterogeneity between studies included in the meta-analysis. No publication bias was observed. In general, there was a moderate and inverse relation between Internet addiction and emotional intelligence; however, it seems that there is a relation between some of different personal, social, and cultural traits. Therefore, further studies are needed for the confirmation of the claim put forth. © 2018 Hossein Ranjbar et al., published by De Gruyter Open 2018.

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Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Ranjbar, H.; Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional intelligence Internet Internet addiction Internet users human language meta analysis population publication quality control Review
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 13:51
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 13:51

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