The relationship of internet use to depression and social isolation among adolescents

Christopher E. Sanders, Tiffany M Field, Miguel A Diego, Michele Kaplan

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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 languageEnglish
Issue number138
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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