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BioMed Research International
Volume 2018, Article ID 7914261, 10 pages
Research Article

Relationship with Parents, Emotion Regulation, and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Adolescents’ Internet Addiction

1Department of Psychological, Humanistic and Territorial Sciences, University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti, Italy
2Department of Human and Social Sciences, Université de la Vallée d’Aoste, Italy
3Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Carmen Trumello; ti.hcinu@ollemurt.c

Received 15 December 2017; Revised 13 March 2018; Accepted 12 April 2018; Published 23 May 2018

Academic Editor: Carlos A. Almenara

Copyright © 2018 Carmen Trumello et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of relationship with parents, emotion regulation, and callous-unemotional traits with Internet addiction in a community sample of adolescents. Self-report measures of relationship with parents (both mothers and fathers), emotion regulation (in its two dimensions: cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression), callous- unemotional traits (in its three dimensions: callousness, uncaring, and unemotional), and Internet addiction were completed by 743 adolescents aged 10 to 21 years. Results showed that a low perceived maternal availability, high cognitive reappraisal, and high callousness appeared to be predictors of Internet addiction. The implications of these findings are then discussed.