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Feelings of Loneliness: Understanding the Risk of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Internet Addiction

Version 1 : Received: 8 July 2021 / Approved: 9 July 2021 / Online: 9 July 2021 (09:59:03 CEST)

How to cite: Khatcherian, E.; Zullino, D.; De Leo, D.; Achab, S. Feelings of Loneliness: Understanding the Risk of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Internet Addiction. Preprints 2021, 2021070211 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0211.v1). Khatcherian, E.; Zullino, D.; De Leo, D.; Achab, S. Feelings of Loneliness: Understanding the Risk of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Internet Addiction. Preprints 2021, 2021070211 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0211.v1).

Abstract

The Internet has become an essential tool for adolescents. It is part of their social integration within peers and supports their identity construction. The Internet can also become a source of addiction; especially when used as a coping strategy towards unpleasant life situations. The feeling of loneliness is an emotion present during the adolescence. However, when in excess, it can lead to suicidal ideations. We questioned ourselves on the impact of an excessive use of the Internet by adolescents, with their feeling of loneliness and the risks of suicidal ideations. We attempted to find an answer to this question by performing a literature review. We found one result matching our search criteria’s, which is itself a literature review. We noted the absence of studies with regards to the interaction between the feeling of loneliness, the addiction to the Internet, and the risk of suicidal ideations amongst adolescents. We established a theoretical model which could be used as a lead for future research. We insist on the importance that studies are made in this domain, in order to enable us to establish efficient preventive measure on the risks of suicidal ideations amongst adolescents.

Subject Areas

suicidal ideation; adolescent; internet addiction; loneliness

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