Journal of History School

ISSN:1308-5298

The Relationship between Alexithymia and Internet Addiction in Adolescents


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between alexithymia and internet addiction in adolescents. The study was conducted on 294 adolescents. The Toronto Alexithymia Scale and Internet Addiction Scale were used as the data collection instruments. The relationship between alexithymia and internet addiction was investigated using correlation and regression analysis. As a result of the analysis, alexithymia was found to be positively associated with internet addiction. In addition, alexithymia positively predicts internet addiction. The findings of the study were discussed with regards to the relations with the literature and suggestions were made to the researcher and implementers.


Keywords


Alexithymia, internet addiction, adolescent

Author : Mustafa ERCENGİZ
Number of pages: 322-332
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/joh.40424
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