COMMENTS: Quite a claim that – “Previous studies have reported that between 8 percent and 50 percent of college students report problems consistent with Internet addiction” When it comes to Internet addiction is it facebook for women, gaming for guys, and porn for both?
Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2012 Jun;15(6):324-7.
1 Department of the Navy, Pensacola , Florida.
The popularity of Facebook and other online social-networking sites has led to research on the potential risks of use, including Internet addiction. Previous studies have reported that between 8 percent and 50 percent of college students report problems consistent with Internet addiction. The current study assessed a range of variables related to Facebook use, and sought to determine how the use of Facebook relates to problematic Internet use. Undergraduate participants (N=281, 72 percent women) completed a battery of self-report measures, including the Internet Addiction Test, via an online interface. The results of the current study suggest that a sizable minority of students experience problems related to Internet use and that the use of Facebook may contribute to the severity of symptoms associated with Internet addiction