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Publisher: MDPI
Journal: Behavioral Sciences
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: B, internet process addiction, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Psychology, BF1-990, Article, internet addiction, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, Medicine, problematic internet use, RC321-571, online video games, R, online social networking, online sexual activity

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mesheuropmc: mental disorders, education
The Internet Process Addiction Test (IPAT) was created to screen for potential addictive behaviors that could be facilitated by the internet. The IPAT was created with the mindset that the term “Internet addiction” is structurally problematic, as the Internet is simply the medium that one uses to access various addictive processes. The role of the internet in facilitating addictions, however, cannot be minimized. A new screening tool that effectively directed researchers and clinicians to the specific processes facilitated by the internet would therefore be useful. This study shows that the Internet Process Addiction Test (IPAT) demonstrates good validity and reliability. Four addictive processes were effectively screened for with the IPAT: Online video game playing, online social networking, online sexual activity, and web surfing. Implications for further research and limitations of the study are discussed.
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