Author(s): Sanders CE, Field TM, Diego M, Kaplan M
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Abstract The present study investigated whether higher levels of Internet use are associated with depression and social isolation among adolescents. Eighty-nine high school seniors were administered a questionnaire that measured low (less than 1 hour per day), moderate (1-2 hours per day), and high (more than 2 hours per day) Internet use; relationships with mother, father, and peers; and depression. Low Internet users, as compared with high users, reported better relationships with their mothers and friends.
This article was published in Adolescence
and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior