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ERIC Number: ED491739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
The Relationship between Shyness and Internet Addiction: A Quantitative Study on Middle and Post Secondary School Students
Hollingsworth, W. Craig
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This small scale quantitative study looks into the relationship between shyness and internet addiction in middle school students. This study has been conducted on the belief that shyness is a possible predictor of Internet Addiction. To prove this hypothesis a questionnaire was created and distributed to 53 middle school students and 159 post secondary students. The results showed a relationship between shyness and Internet Addiction in middle school but not in post secondary students. It was found that time was the predictor for Internet Addiction with post secondary students. In summary, this study addresses the problem of Internet Addiction and the possibility of shyness as being one of its forecasters by using Young's (2002) Internet Addiction Scale and the Cheek and Buss (1981) Shyness Scale. A Pearson's Correlation was performed to determine if there is a relationship between the two. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A