Internet Pornography and Loneliness: An Association? (2005)
COMMENTS: Results showed a significant association between Internet pornography usage and loneliness
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.