Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Psychology
The Relationship Between Childhood Maltreatment,Attachment Styles, and Maladaptive Internet Addiction Schemes in Students of Islamic Azad University of Hamedan
This research aimed to study the relationship between childhood maltreatment, attachment styles, and maladaptive internet addiction schemes in the students of Islamic Azad University,Hamedan branch. This is an applied and descriptive-correlational research in terms of purpose and methodology, and quantitative in terms of data collection. The statistical population of research was all student of Islamic Azad University, Hamedan branch, in the 2016-2017 academic year who were 12933. The sample size of research was 300 students of the Islamic Azad University of Hamedan who were selected randomly from among different faculties. Bernstein and Fink’ Short-form Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, Hazan and Shaver’s Attachment Styles Questionnaire (1990), Young’s Maladaptive Schema Questionnaire (2005) and Young’s Internet Addiction Questionnaire (1998) were used in this study to measure the childhood maltreatment.Results indicated that there was a positive relationship between all types of childhood maltreatment (physical, sexual, verbal and emotional) with internet addiction disorder of students. There was also a relationship between all types of childhood maltreatment with students’ attachment styles. There was a positive relationship between all types of childhood maltreatment with maladaptive schemes of students. There was a relationship between attachment styles with students’ internet addiction disorder. There was also a positive relationship between attachment styles with maladaptive schemes of students.
Keywords: Childhood Maltreatment, Attachment Styles, Maladaptive Schemes, Internet Addiction.