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A Study on the relationship between the patterns of internet utilization and the internet addiction
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A Study on the relationship between the patterns of internet utilization and the internet addiction
Ahn, Young-Joon; Kim, Ja-Ok; Moon, Kyung-Rye;
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 Abstract
Internet addiction is a social problem occurring by overuse of internet. And internet addiction is associated with pathologic personality but clinic study about Internet addiction disorder is lack. This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between internet addiction and pattern of internet utilization. We conducted a questionnaire survey on 1,984 middle school students in Gwang -Ju. We questioned about internet addiction, general characteristics, pattern of internet utilization. 11.8% of total number were internet addiction. Sex, religion, duration, time, place, obscene sites, most frequent using service is associated with internet addiction. Family number, occupation of parents, using internet in home, use of parents isn't associated with internet addiction. We show interest in general characteristics and pattern of internet utilization about internet addiction. So we council youths about internet problem in accordance with this study results. Then internet addiction and other psychologic problem are decreased.
 Keywords
Internet Addiction;Pattern of Internet Utilization;Middle School Student;Addiction Treatment;
 Language
Korean
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