The impact of Internet-based specific activities on the perceptions of Internet addiction, quality of life, and excessive usage: A cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Pontes2015TheIO,
  title={The impact of Internet-based specific activities on the perceptions of Internet addiction, quality of life, and excessive usage: A cross-sectional study},
  author={Halley M. Pontes and Attila Szabo and Mark D. Griffiths},
  booktitle={Addictive behaviors reports},
  year={2015}
}
Introduction Recent research has examined the context in which preference for specific online activities arises, leading researchers to suggest that excessive Internet users are engaged in specific activities rather than 'generalized' Internet use. The present study aimed to partially replicate and expand these findings by addressing four research questions regarding (i) participants' preferred online activities, (i) possible expected changes in online behavior in light of hypothetical… CONTINUE READING
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