Internet Addiction Questionnaires

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Introduction In the past years, the accessibility of the internet has increased (Hawi, Blachnio, & Przepiorka, 2015). Because the internet is becoming more readily available, the number of people who use it is has increased as well (Hawi, Blachnio, & Przepiorka, 2015). The internet can be used to perform many tasks such as class assignments, job-related tasks, leisure activities, and much more (Deatherage, Servaty-Seib, & Aksoz, 2014). Although the internet can be a useful resource, it may pose a problem when individuals use it often. When individuals spend many hours on the internet, they might become susceptible to internet addiction.
One population that researchers are interested in studying internet addiction in is college students.
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The questionnaire that will be used in this study tested for the two constructs and consist of 34 questions in all. The questionnaire that will be given to the participants are a combination of two different questionnaires that tested for the constructs. An English version derived from the Polish variation of Young 's Internet Addiction Test, a modified version of A Daily Stress Inventory, and demographics were combined to make up the questionnaire that is expected to be sent to the students (Brantley, Waggoner, Jones, & Rappaport, 1987; Hawi, Blachnio, & Przepiorka, …show more content…
Due to the fact that individuals may be predisposed to develop internet addiction because of their amount of stress may lead them to use the internet more often. Although this will not be a direct observation from this study, it is expected that future research after the conducting of this study will examine this. The construct of stress will be tested because of the idea that most college students often endure some type of stress throughout their college career and internet addiction will be examined in these individuals to determine if stress could cause an increase in the amount of time a college student spends on the internet. Some examples of the questions used in the questionnaire were 1) how many hours they spent on the internet outside of doing class assignments, 2) did they find themselves losing track of time and not wanting to be disturbed while being on the internet, and 3) how often would they choose being on the internet over a loved

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