Compulsive use of internet linked to excessive work
People may be using the internet in order to cope with the demands of excessive work, and this coping strategy is not restricted to the young. Researchers recruited 516 participants, both employed and unemployed, to complete questionnaires to measure compulsive internet usage, emotional stability, excessive work, and compulsive work and life satisfaction. Over 60 per cent of the participants reported compulsive internet use, with no overall difference in gender. Working excessively was strongly associated with compulsive internet use even when allowing for the factor of emotional stability, indicating that certain habits predominate over personality factors.
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