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The Studying of Predictor Personality Variables of Internet Addiction

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Author(s): Khajehmougahi N | Alasvand M

Journal: Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 1026-8960

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 359;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: internet addiction | Internet | addiction | NEO | Personality Styles

ABSTRACT
Background and Objective: It seems that internet involves increasing parts of people's daily lives, every day. In recent years, many reports have been published based on user's addiction to internet. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate predicting personality variables of internet addiction.Materials and methods: Among internet users willing to cooperate in Ahvaz city net-shops and computer training centers, 100 people (56female/44male) were selected regardless of age, occupation and education. They completed Internet Addiction Questionnaire and NEO test. Population samples were divided into two groups: addicted and non-addicted. Their personality styles were determined based on two dimensions: Neuroticism and extroversion. Then data were analyzed using logistic regression model by SPSS software.Results: According to this study 86% of users had internet addiction (56%mild, 28% moderate and 2% severe) and 14% did not. Twelve personality styles in terms of neuroticism and extroversion were entered in the logistic regression statistical models. Internet addiction predictor styles included: stress vulnerability (p
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