Internet Gratifications and Internet Addiction: On the Uses and Abuses of New Media

Internet addiction has been identified as a pathological behavior, but its symptoms may be found in normal populations, placing it within the scope of conventional theories of media attendance. The present study drew upon fresh conceptualizations of gratifications specific to … Continue reading

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Shyness and Locus of Control as Predictors of Internet Addiction and Internet Use

The new psychological disorder of Internet addiction is fast accruing both popular and professional recognition. Past studies have indicated that some patterns of Internet use are associated with loneliness, shyness, anxiety, depression, and self-consciousness, but there appears to be little … Continue reading

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Internet Addiction: The Emergence of a New Clinical Disorder

Abstract Anecdotal reports indicated that some on-line users were becoming addicted to the Internet in much the same way that others became addicted to drugs or alcohol, which resulted in academic, social, and occupational impairment. However, research among sociologists, psychologists, … Continue reading

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