Study Lachmann et al. (2016): study DE 2014
- Visitors of a 'digital societ' exhibition, Germany and Austria, 2016
- Survey name
- Unnamed study
- N = 4852
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
- Authors's Label
- Internet addiction
- Our Classification
- Short internet addiction test: Pawlikowski, M. et al., 2013. Validation and psychometric properties of a short version of Young's internet addiction test.. Comput. Hum.Behav.29, 1212-1223.
- Internet addiction score: <31: 74.1%; 31-37: 17.8%; >37:8.1%
- Related specification variables
- Selfreport on 12 questions on 2 main factors:
A. Loss of control/time management:
a "How often do you find that you stay on-line longer than you intended?"
b "How often do you find yourself saying “just a few more minutes” when on-line?"
c "How often do you neglect household chores to spend more time on-line?"
d "How often do you try to cut down the amount of time you spend on-line and fail?"
e "How often do your grades or school work suffer because of the amount of time you spend on-line?"
f "How often do you lose sleep due to being online late at night?"
B. Factor: craving/social problems:
g "How often do you choose to spend more time on-line over going out with others?"
h "How often do you try to hide how long you’ve been on-line?"
i "How often do you snap, yell, or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are on-line?"
j "How often do you feel depressed, moody, or nervous when you are off-line, which goes away once you are back on-line?"
k "How often do you feel preoccupied with the Internet when off-line, or fantasize about being on-line?"
l "How often do you become defensive or secretive when anyone asks you what you do on-line?"
Ratings to each question|:
The 12 item scores were summed to a minimum score of 12 and a maximum score of 60.