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...