Internet and mobile phone text-messaging dependency: Factor structure and correlation with dysphoric mood among Japanese adults

@article{Lu2011InternetAM,
  title={Internet and mobile phone text-messaging dependency: Factor structure and correlation with dysphoric mood among Japanese adults},
  author={Xi Lu and Junko Watanabe and Qingbo Liu and Masayo Uji and Masahiro Shono and Toshinori Kitamura},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={1702-1709}
}
Unhealthy use of the Internet and mobile phones is a health issue in Japan. We solicited participation in this questionnaire-based study from the employees of a city office in Kumamoto. A total of 92 men and 54 women filled in the Internet Addiction Questionnaire (IAQ), the Self-perception of Text-message Dependency Scale (STDS), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The prevalence of ‘‘light Internet addiction’’ and ‘‘severe Internet addiction’’ were 33.7% and 6.1% for men… CONTINUE READING

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