Internet Addiction And Low Self Esteem, Depression And Loneliness
down what exactly internet addiction is, although a definitive description is still something I 'm
working on. Some of them backed up my theories on the causes of and reasons for the
occurrence of internet addiction.
The Ayas and Horzum article article studied the relationship between misuse of the internet and low self esteem, depression and loneliness. The authors showed that excessive internet use by adolescents adversely affected family relations. They also showed that internet misuse increased social isolation, in some cases completely replacing normal friendships. They used a cross-sectional model with a simple random sampling method. Their findings were consistent with what I hypothesized and have found to be true so far in my research. Gifford and Humphreys state that state that “Addictive behavior occurs within a social context, which can serve as a risk or protective factor. Social contexts and individuals influence one another.” To me this means simply that the internet can be a benign, even helpful tool, or it can be an instrument of pain and addiction, depending on the context in which it is viewed and used. This is consistent with what I have…