The bits and bytes of computer/internet addiction: A factor analytic approach

@article{Pratarelli1999TheBA,
  title={The bits and bytes of computer/internet addiction: A factor analytic approach},
  author={Marc E. Pratarelli and Blaine L. Browne and Kimberly Johnson},
  journal={Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, \& Computers},
  year={1999},
  volume={31},
  pages={305-314}
}
A factor analytic approach was used to explore possible constructs underlying so-called computer/Internet addiction. A 94-item survey was developed, from which two major and two minor factors were derived. Factor 1 focused on problematic computer-related behaviors in heavy users of the Internet, whereas Factor 2 focused on the usefulness and general purpose nature of computers and the Internet. Factor 3 isolated a combination of use of the Internet for sexual gratification and shyness… 

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