Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

ISSN - 2471-9900

Insights on the relationship between internet use and family functioning

International conference on Adolescent Medicine & Child Psychology

September 28-30, 2015 Houston, USA

Muscalu Bratescu Ioana Cristina

Nagoya University, Japan

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Abnorm Child

Abstract :

We aimed to examine the hypothesis according to which the presence in the household of less than 18 years old in association to the exposure to long hours of intermediated communication of their parents has significant effects on lifesatisfaction. In a sample of n=231 participants, 139 females and 92 males with age ranges of 35 to 45 years old and 60 to 70 years old, 110 Asian and 112 non-Asian, the results of the pair-comparison t-test revealed that there are significant mean differences in regard to desire for more leisure time, feeling of relief during a month before and minutes on a day spent on intermediated communication. The group having children inside their household showed also a higher mean than the counterpart on the criteria of the average daily minutes spent on other than face to face communication. Since the children learn social behaviors from their parents, but are also more vulnerable than adults to addictions, we discuss possible implications of these findings on the implementation of a language learning program utilizing a manual, CD and an interactive web, face-to-face and link.

Biography :

Muscalu Bratescu Ioana Cristina has completed her Graduation and Doctoral studies in the year 2014 from Nagoya University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She has completed her Master program in Psycho-diagnosis and Psychotherapy from Bucharest University, Graduate School of Psychology and Educational Sciences in 2004. She is currently a Research Assistant in Nagoya University, Center of Innovation for Future Society.