Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? (2005)

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COMMENTS: Results showed a significant association between Internet pornography usage and loneliness


Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention

Volume 12Issue 1, 2005

DOI:

10.1080/10720160590933653

VINCENT CYRUS YODERaTHOMAS B. VIRDEN IIIa & KIRAN AMINa

pages 19-44

Published online: 24 Feb 2007

The aim of this study was to determine if an association between Internet pornography usage and loneliness existed. Survey data was collected from 400 individual Internet users who completed an online Internet questionnaire. This questionnaire was comprised of 14 general questions along with the University of Los Angeles Loneliness Scale (UCLALS). A multiple regression equation was developed, predicting the total UCLALS score from the predictor variables. This model accounted for 45.9% of the variance in total loneliness scores. Results showed a significant association between Internet pornography usage and loneliness as evidenced by the data analysis.