Problematic Internet Use and online risk behaviors. An analysis from the gender perspective

  1. Sanmartín Feijóo, Sandra
Dirixida por:
  1. Antonio Rial Boubeta Director
  2. Teresa Braña Tobío Director

Universidade de defensa: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 02 de maio de 2022

  1. Maialen Sorkunde Garmendia Larrañaga Presidente/a
  2. Constantino Arce Fernández Secretario
  3. Sergio Dominique Ferreira Lopes Vogal
  1. Departamento de Psicoloxía Social, Básica e Metodoloxía

Tipo: Tese


This dissertation has been carried out in the framework of a research team with a line of work started more than a decade ago and aimed to analyse and understand the use that the adolescents are making of Information and Communication Technologies [ICTs]. The integration of the gender perspective as analytical approach should contribute to a greater understanding of how females and males relate to the ICTs, which results in many cases in a maladaptive use, may it be through a Problematic Internet Use itself or the occurrence of a range of online risky behaviours. To achieve the objectives of this thesis, a sample of 41,137 students was collected in collaboration with UNICEF Spain. The results obtained will favour the development of evidence-based prevention measures taking into account the specific needs of females.