Authors: Bandgi Zafar & Ivan Suneel
Abstract: Free and easy accessibility of interactions among individuals over the internet has increased its popularity. With the growing usage and demand of social sites among individuals many researchers have focused on the causes that can be relevant to excessive internet usage. The current study explored the relationship between the Big Five Personality Traits, Attachment Styles and how these two variables may enhance vulnerability towards Internet Addiction. A total of 150 participants were selected from a private university of Pakistan. Correlational research design was used. To measure the variables The Big Five Personality Inventory (John & Srivastava, 1999), Relationship Scale Questionnaire (Shvil, 2011) and Internet Addiction Test (Lacon, Rodgers & Chabrol, 2014) were used. The results indicated a relationship between personality traits and Internet Addiction but significant results were not found between Attachment Styles and Internet Addiction. The current study has been focused of much research around the world especially in regard to Internet Addiction but in Pakistan very few studies have been conducted. The researcher wants to contribute her work to help see how much cultural difference is reflected in the results of the study and since it is a worldwide concern and is directly affecting societal behavior it was relevant to study this topic. Moreover the results were discussed in the light of literature review.
Keywords: Personality Traits, Attachment Styles, Internet Addiction, Pakistan
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