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The relationship between internet identification, internet anxiety and internet use

The relationship between internet identification, internet anxiety and internet use

Joiner, Richard, Brosnan, Mark, Duffield, Jill, Gavin, Jeff and Maras, Pamela F. (2007) The relationship between internet identification, internet anxiety and internet use. Computers in Human Behavior, 23 (3). pp. 1408-1420. ISSN 0747-5632 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2005.03.002)

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Abstract

This paper reports a study investigating the relationship between Internet identification, Internet anxiety and Internet use. The participants were 446 students (319 females and 127 males) from two universities in the UK and one university in Australia. Measures of Internet identification and Internet anxiety were developed. The majority of participants were NOT anxious about using the Internet, although there were approximately 8% who showed evidence of Internet anxiety. There was a significant and negative relationship between Internet anxiety and Internet use. Those who were more anxious about using the Internet used the Internet less, although the magnitude of effect was small. There was a positive and significant relationship between Internet use and Internet identification. Those who scored high on the measure of Internet identification used the Internet more than those who did not. There was also a significant and negative relationship between Internet anxiety and Internet identification. Finally, males had a significantly higher Internet identification score than females. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Computers in Human Behavior (Volume 23, Issue 3, May 2007), which included the Special Issue: Avoiding Simplicity, Confronting Complexity: Advances in Designing Powerful Electronic Learning Environments.
Uncontrolled Keywords: internet identification, internet anxiety, internet use
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2587

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