Exploring Internet Addiction: Demographic Characteristics and Stereotypes of Heavy Internet Users

  title={Exploring Internet Addiction: Demographic Characteristics and Stereotypes of Heavy Internet Users},
  author={Lori C. Soule and L. Wayne Shell and Betty A. Kleen},
  journal={Journal of Computer Information Systems},
  pages={64 - 73}
Internet addiction is a medically recognized disorder; several million Americans may suffer from it. Symptoms of Internet addiction are similar to those of other addictions and include heavy use of the Internet. Consequences of this addiction include lost productivity, lost jobs, and destroyed families. Prior research suggests that several groups of people are vulnerable to Internet addiction. This research may lead to the identification of individuals who are candidates for addiction so that… 

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