author={John P. Charlton and Patrick Chin-Hooi Soh and Peng Hwa Ang and Kok-Wai Chew},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  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… 
The Correlation The Internet Addiction Toward Teenagers Religiosity and Intelligence Quotient In Banjarmasin City
The internet has become a primary need for everyone nowasdays, including teenagers. Ease access to information through the internet is one of factors that make teenagers addicted to the internet. The
The association of Big Five personality traits and religiosity on Internet addiction among Israeli-Palestinian Muslim college students in Israel
ABSTRACT Prior studies have demonstrated that personality traits and religiosity may be protective/risk factors for the development of Internet addiction; however, these associations have not been
The buffered, technological self: Finding associations between Internet use and religiosity
Explanations for the rise of the religiously unaffiliated have regained attention from sociologists in light of recent declines in religiosity. While the secularization thesis has seen revisions
Role of social anxiety on high engagement and addictive behavior in the context of social networking sites
This study confirms that social anxiety people experience in real (offline) life has impacts on online behavior of S NS usage (online), and suggests that the difference between users as the perceived level of social anxiety can trigger different levels of SNS usage.
Religious Motives and Facebook Usage in Pakistan: A Case of Teenagers
  • R. Khan
  • Education
    Pakistan Social Sciences Review
  • 2018
Given research study aimed to found Religious motives, needs and engaging with the religious contents on social networking site gratifies among Facebook users depending on their behavioral
Predicting High School Students’ Problematic Internet Use in Terms of Religious Beliefs and Moral Maturity
* This is an extended abstract of the article entitled “Lise öğrencilerinin problemli internet kullanım durumlarının dinî inanç ve ahlaki olgunluk düzeylerine göre yordanması” published in Addicta:
Mobile phone addiction in Tibetan and Han Chinese adolescents.
Compared with Han students, Tibetan students were found to have more severe MPA, and appropriate measures for the prevention of MPA should be developed, particularly for Tibetan middle school students.
What is an online community? A new definition based around commitment; connection; reciprocity; interaction; agency; and consequences
This paper explores the concept of online community. It is divided into three main sections. The first examines the challenge of defining the concepts of community and being online. The second looks


The influence of parental and peer attachment on Internet usage motives and addiction
Dysfunctional parental attachment has a greater influence than peer attachment upon the likelihood of adolescents becoming addicted to Internet–related activities and the need to relieve dysphoria resulting from poor adolescent–parent relationships may be a major reason for Internet addiction.
The Influence of Religiosity on Reaction to Alcohol Advertisements and Current Drinking Among Seventh and Eighth Graders
This study explored the impact of religiosity on adolescent perceptions of alcohol-related advertising. Data were collected via a survey administered to 972 seventh and eighth graders at 6 schools in
‘Internet Addiction’: A Critical Review
It has been alleged by some academics that excessive Internet use can be pathological and addictive. This paper reviews what is known from the empirical literature on ‘Internet addiction’ and its
A Review of the Research on Internet Addiction
Research indicates that maladaptive patterns of Internet use constitute behavioral addiction. This article explores the research on the social effects of Internet addiction. There are four major
Religious Belief and the Self-Concept: Evaluating the Implications for Psychological Adjustment
It was proposed that (a) religious belief has implications for properties of the self-concept and that (b) the relationship between religious belief and psychological adjustment can be understood in
Gender and the Internet: Women Communicating and Men Searching
This research examined gender differences in Internet use and factors responsible for these differences. A sample of 630 Anglo American undergraduates completed the Student Computer and Internet
Technological Modernization, the Internet, and Religion in Singapore
It is suggested that various religious communities have adopted and in some cases embrace the Internet as part of their contemporary religious mission and strategy for growth.
Religion and the Internet
1. Introudction:Framming the Study of Religion and the Internet 2. History of Religious Use of the Internet 3. Forms of Rligion Online A.Gathering Religious Information Online B.Online Worship and
The influence of race and religion on abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana among adolescents.
Although religion is an important protective factor against alcohol and other substance use for both white and black adolescents, it appears to impact white youth at an individual level, whereas for black youth the influence of religion seems greatest at the group level.
Adult Social Bonds and Use of Internet Pornography
Sociological theories of deviant behavior have not been systematically applied to the problem of who uses and who does not use cyberpornography on the Internet. The present study contributes to the