RELIGIOSITY, ADOLESCENT INTERNET USAGE MOTIVES AND ADDICTION

@article{Charlton2013RELIGIOSITYAI,
  title={RELIGIOSITY, ADOLESCENT INTERNET USAGE MOTIVES AND ADDICTION},
  author={J. P. Charlton and P. Soh and P. H. Ang and K. Chew},
  journal={Information, Communication & Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={1619 - 1638}
}
Based on secularization theory, this paper analyzes religiosity's relationship with youths' Internet addiction tendencies via possible mediating Internet usage motivations (erotic, social, communication, entertainment and psychological escape). Using self-report questionnaire scales in a study of 1,596 Malaysian adolescent school students, a negative relationship between religiosity and Internet addiction tendency was found to be replicable for females across all four religions studied (Islam… Expand
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