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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)