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INTERNET ADDICTION – EMPIRICAL VERIFICATION FOR SLOVENIA Print E-mail

Mateja Gorenc, Borka Jerman Blažič, Anita Goltnik Urnaut

Abstract

The Internet has become an essential part of the day and the working lives of many people. Daily use of the Internet has the potential to become the worrying problem of the moment as some of Internet users begin to neglect their families, abandon hobbies, are late for work and, thus, lose contact with reality only to spend as much time as possible on the Internet. The aim of the research was to explore Internet addiction in Slovenia. We have designed a structural model to study Internet addiction. The research was conducted to collect data on Internet addiction. The sample surveys included employed people in Slovenia. Our results indicate a serious problem with Internet addiction. The predicted model in this study can be used for further research on Internet addiction.

Key words: Internet addiction, addiction to computer games, addiction to social networks, addiction to online shopping, addiction to pornographic content, addiction to sports betting and gambling, loneliness.

Mateja Gorenc, a doctoral student of Business Informatics, with a Master’s degree in Business studies and a university graduate in mathematics, employed in the sector of information technologies in the service of the programming and management of applications ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Borka Jerman Blažič - Institut “Jožef Štefan” Ljubljana, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Anita Goltnik Urnaut - Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences Celje, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Cite this article:
Gorenc Mateja, Jerman Blažič Borka, Goltnik Urnaut Anita. INTERNET ADDICTION – EMPIRICAL VERIFICATION FOR SLOVENIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.3:23-42, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art2

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art2

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