Analysis of attitudes toward computer networks and Internet addiction of Taiwanese adolescents

C. C. Tsai*, San-Ju Lin

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Abstract

This study explored the interplay between young people's attitudes toward computer networks and Internet addiction. Ninety possible Internet addicts were selected for examination after analyzing the questionnaire responses of an initial sample of 753 Taiwanese high school adolescents. It was found that the subjects' attitudes toward computer networks could explain many aspects of Internet addiction. However, actual behaviors on Internet usage and perceptions on the usefulness of Internet were more important than affective responses toward computer networks in predicting adolescents' Internet addiction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalCyberpsychology and Behavior
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Jun 2001

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