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Neuroticism and internet addiction : What is next? A systematic conceptual review

Marciano, Laura ; Camerini, Anne-Linda ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: Personality and individual differences, 2022, vol. 185, p. 10

The personality trait of neuroticism (N) has consistently shown to be a risk factor for Internet Addiction (IA). Review literature, however, looked at this in bivariate analyses only. To the best of our knowledge, we conducted the first review that systematically and conceptually summarized results based on the inclusion of additional factors, thus coming closer to the complex nature of the ...

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Does health literacy reinforce disease knowledge gain? : a prospective observational study of hungarian COPD patients

Papp-Zipernovszky, Orsolya ; Csabai, Márta ; Schulz, Peter J. ; Varga, János T.

In: Journal of clinical medicine, 2021, vol. 10, no. 17, p. 13

We set out to measure the health literacy (HL) of COPD patients using the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy (S- TOFHLA), perception-based screening questions (BHLS), and a specific disease knowledge test (COPD-Q). Our main focus is the relationship between functional HL and patients’ disease-knowledge, which contributes to the clarification of the relationship between the different...

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Effects of self-mastery on adolescent and parental mental health through the mediation of coping ability applying dyadic analysis

Filipponi, Chiara ; Schulz, Peter J. ; Petrocchi, Serena

In: Behavioral sciences, 2020, vol. 10, no. 12, p. 8 p

Evidence demonstrated that self-mastery and coping ability predict mental health in adults and children. However, there is a lack of research analyzing the relationships between those constructs in parents and children. Self-report data from 89 dyads (adolescents’ mean of age = 14.47, SD = 0.50; parents’ mean of age = 47.24, SD = 4.54) who participated in waves 17, 18, and 19 (following T1,...

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Neuroticism in the digital age : a meta-analysis

Marciano, Laura ; Camerini, Anne-Linda ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: Computers in human behavior reports, 2020, vol. 2, no. August–December, p. 14 p

The pervasiveness of the Internet has raised concern about its (problematic) use and the potentially negative impact on people's health. Neuroticism has been identified as one potential risk factor of Internet and other online addictions. To obtain a comprehensive quantitative synthesis of the association of neuroticism and both overall and problematic Internet activities, a meta-analysis was...

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Online newspaper framing of non-communicable diseases : comparison of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao

Chang, Angela ; Schulz, Peter J. ; Cheong, Angus Wenghin

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2020, vol. 17, no. 15, p. 15 p

As non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now well recognized as the leading cause of mortality among adult populations worldwide, they are also increasingly the focus of media coverage. As such, the objective of this study is to describe the framing of NCDs in the coverage of newspapers, with the understanding that it says something about the society producing it. Automatic content analysis was ...

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Implicit messages regarding unhealthy foodstuffs in Chinese television advertisements : increasing the risk of obesity

Chang, Angela ; Schulz, Peter J. ; Schirato, Tony ; Hall, Brian J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 70

Previous studies indicated that television (TV) advertising is associated with higher rates of obesity. The rate of obesity and overweight continues to rise in mainland China, bringing into question whether TV advertising to young audiences might be partly to blame. This study investigated messaging delivered through TV advertisements regarding healthy and unhealthy foodstuffs. A total of 42...

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The measurements and an elaborated understanding of Chinese eHealth literacy (C-eHEALS) in chronic patients in China

Chang, Angela ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 7, p. 1553

The rapid rise of Internet-based technologies to disseminate health information and services has been shown to enhance online health information acquisition. A Chinese version of the electronic health literacy scale (C-eHEALS) was developed to measure patients’ combined knowledge and perceived skills at finding and applying electronic health information to health problems. A valid sample...

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Strategic uses of Facebook in Zika outbreak communication : implications for the crisis and emergency risk communication model

Lwin, May O. ; Lu, Jiahui ; Sheldenkar, Anita ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 9, p. 1974

While social media has been increasingly used for communication of infectious disease outbreaks, little is known about how social media can improve strategic communication across various stages of the health crisis. The Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Model (Reynolds CERC) outlines strategies across different crisis phases and can guide crisis communication on social...

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Functional validity of a judgment skills measure within the concept of health literacy for sleeping disorder patients

Dubowicz, Arthur ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2014, vol. 11, no. 10, p. 10868-10882

The concept of health literacy has been widened to include higher order aspects such as patient decision-making skills while its measurement continued to rely narrowly on reading and numeracy skills, known as functional health literacy. We developed a Judgment Skills measure, designed to assess patients’ ability to make appropriate decisions with regard to their condition. The measure...