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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3631/1510033

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Influence of Psychological Needs and Cultural Individualism on Problematic Internet Use

Ibrahim Arpaci, PhD, Kasım Karataş, PhD, Mustafa Baloğlu, PhD and Şahin Kesici, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 08, 2021

This study presents a cross-cultural analysis of the influence of psychological needs and cultural individualism on problematic Internet use. The Individualism-Collectivism Scale, New Needs Assessment Questionnaire, and Internet Addiction Scale were used to collect data from American and Turkish college students. A structural equation modeling based multi-group analysis was employed to test the research model and hypothesized relationships. The results showed that there is a negative and signifi...

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