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A STRESS-DIATHESIS EXAMINATION OF INTERNET ADDICTION:
PERCEIVED STRESS, THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY FACTORS, PERFECTIONISM,
AND INTERNET ADDICTION AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

By
TONG-AN SHUEH

A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
2011

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© 2011 Tong-An Shueh

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To my father in heaven, Tso-Yun

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I thank the chair, Dr. Kenneth G. Rice, and the members of my supervisory
committee, Dr. Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Dr. David Suchman, and Dr. Catherine Cottrell, for their
mentoring. I also thank the staff and professors at the UF for their research assistance,
the participants in my surveys for their honest and open participations, and the lab
members, Timothy Delgado, Danielle DeMatas, and Siyang Lu for assisting me through
the data collecting process. I especially appreciate Dr. Frederic Desmond for his
ongoing listening and support through my dissertation writing process. Most of all, I
thank my family for their loving encouragement, which motivated me to complete my
study.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .................................................................................................. 4
LIST OF TABLES ............................................................................................................ 8
LIST OF FIGURES .......................................................................................................... 9
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ........................................................................................... 10
ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................... 11
CHAPTER
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INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... 12
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