Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Characteristics of Internet Addiction/Pathological Internet Use in U.S. University Students: A Qualitative-Method Investigation.

In the study of U.S. college students, excessive internet use was found to be associated with sleep deprivation, academic under-achievement, poor exercise habits, decreased face-to-face interactions, depression, and decreased concentration. Depression, boredom and stress were common triggers of intensive Internet use in this group.  (PLoS One. 2015 Feb 3;10(2):e0117372.)
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