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Universitas Psychologica

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YUBERO, Santiago; LARRANAGA, Elisa; NAVARRO, Raúl  and  ELCHE, María. Parents, Children and Internet Use. Family Socialization on the Internet. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.2, pp.88-100. ISSN 1657-9267.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/javeriana.upsy17-2.phis.

Previous research has shown mixed results regarding the effectiveness of parental mediation in the Internet use. The main purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of parents on adolescent’s Internet use. Sample consisted in 938 Spanish families with adolescents aged between 12-to-17 years old. Regression analysis confirmed the relationship between adolescents’ Internet use and family variables, emphasizing the importance of modeling performed by parents. Specifically, results showed that the effect of parents’ actions over their children’s Internet use is mediated by the parent’s use of the Internet. This study points out the need for parents to be involved in the socialization processes related with Internet use.

Keywords : family mediation; socialization; parents’ Internet use; Adolescents’ Internet use.

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