Internet Addiction and its Psychosocial Risks (Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Loneliness) among Iranian Adolescents and Young Adults: A Structural Equation Model in a Cross-Sectional Study

@article{Ostovar2015InternetAA,
  title={Internet Addiction and its Psychosocial Risks (Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Loneliness) among Iranian Adolescents and Young Adults: A Structural Equation Model in a Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Shahla Ostovar and Negah Allahyar and Hassan Aminpoor and Fatemeh Moafian and Mariani Binti Md Nor and Mark D. Griffiths},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={257-267}
}
Internet addiction has become an increasingly researched area in many Westernized countries. However, there has been little research in developing countries such as Iran, and when research has been conducted, it has typically utilized small samples. This study investigated the relationship of Internet addiction with stress, depression, anxiety, and loneliness in 1052 Iranian adolescents and young adults. The participants were randomly selected to complete a battery of psychometrically validated… CONTINUE READING
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