New perspectives in Internet addiction: An exploratory study

  1. Darío García Rodriguez
  2. Martínez Torvisco, Juan 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Studi di sociologia

ISSN: 0039-291X 1827-7896

Year of publication: 2017

Pages: 217-230

Type: Article

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The current study aims at a threefold purpose, develop an integrated questionnaire, generate a diagnostic and preventive scale that allows discriminating the addicts who are not, and yield an Internet addiction scale in young people. An on line cross-sectional survey consisting of two studies were carried out. First, one in which 196 people participated was conducted, 70 men and 126 women (age M=25.64; SD=7.24), and a second one in which 290 people, 102 men and 188 women (age M=25.78, SD=8.46) participated. Thus, a depurated 18-item scale presented α=.87 for the whole instrument to measure Internet addiction.