The Impact of the Components of the Locus of Control in Internet Addiction, Case of Albania

  • Desara Agaj Albanian University, Blv. Zogu 1, Tirane, Albania
Keywords: Internet addiction, internal locus of control, powerful others, chance, adolescents.

Abstract

Aim. This study aim to give an overview about the phenomenon of internet addiction in adolescents in Albania and also to study the impact of the components of the locus of control in internet addiction. Methods. The sample of the study consisted of 1156 adolescents, aged 15-18, in the city of Tirana. The data was collected through the application of the Internet Addiction Scale, Kimberly Young, which was composed of 20 items, and The Levenson locus of Control Scale, which is composed by 24 items. The obtained data are analyzed with SPSS software. Results. This study show us that a large number of adolescents in Albania have a high risk to develop internet addiction in the nearest future and adolescents with internal locus of control have 35% less probability to develop internet addition than those with external locus of control (powerful others, chance).

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Published
2016-03-26
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