Defining the South African Internet ‘Addict’: Prevalence and Biographical Profiling of Problematic Internet Users in South Africa

@inproceedings{Thatcher2005DefiningTS,
  title={Defining the South African Internet ‘Addict’: Prevalence and Biographical Profiling of Problematic Internet Users in South Africa},
  author={Andrew Thatcher and Shamira Goolam},
  year={2005}
}
Recent research findings indicate that some users of the Internet spend so much time on the Internet that their personal and / or professional lives suffer. The term Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) has been used to describe a psychological disorder where individuals cannot resist engaging with the Internet, although an argument is made to use the term problematic Internet usel/Ig in this study. This article reports on a descriptive, exploratory study to assess the extent of problematic… CONTINUE READING

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