The Role of Internet User Characteristics and Motives in Explaining Three Dimensions of Internet Addiction

@article{Kim2009TheRO,
  title={The Role of Internet User Characteristics and Motives in Explaining Three Dimensions of Internet Addiction},
  author={Junghyun Kim and Paul M. Haridakis},
  journal={J. Computer-Mediated Communication},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={988-1015}
}
In a little more than a decade, the Internet has revolutionized mediated communication and communication flow. With the pace of change and the emergence of new uses of the Internet (e.g., YouTube, MySpace) over this time, researchers have continued to struggle with explaining various positive and negative effects of Internet use that have garnered attention. Some have suggested that Internet use can enhance living conditions by providing access to diverse information (Bauer, Gai, Kim, Muth… CONTINUE READING

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