Journal article

The Effect of Solution-Focused Group Counseling Intervention on College Students' Internet Addiction: A Pilot Study

Xinhe Zhang, Xiaoxuan Shi, Shuowei Xu, Jingwen Qiu, Ofir Turel, Qinghua He

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

This pilot study aimed to explore the effect of solution-focused group counseling intervention on Internet addiction among college students. Eighteen college students participated in this study, out of which nine subjects were assigned into the experimental group and the rest (n = 9) to a control group. The experimental group received group counseling for five weeks, while the control group did not receive any intervention. The revised version of the Chinese Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS-R) was used to capture pre-test and post-test excessive use in the two groups. The experimental group was also subjected to a follow-up test and self-reported Internet addiction scores six months after the ..

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Grants

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Awarded by Planning Subject for the 13th Five Year Plan of National Education Sciences


Awarded by Chongqing Social Science Planning Project


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Open Research Fund of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program


Funding Acknowledgements

X.Z. was supported by research grants from the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (SWU1709618), the Planning Subject for the 13th Five Year Plan of National Education Sciences (EBA180462), and the Chongqing Social Science Planning Project (2016BS104). Q.H. was supported by research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31972906), Open Research Fund of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KLMH2019K05), and High-end Foreign Expert Introduction Program (G20190022029).