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Computer addiction? : a study of dependency

Author: Margaret A Shotton
Publisher: London ; Bristol, Pa. : Taylor & Francis, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation of the syndrome of computer addiction which attempts to discover if "obsessive dependency" is harmful to the psychological and social development. It is based on case studies made of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret A Shotton
ISBN: 085066795X 9780850667950 0850667968 9780850667967
OCLC Number: 471073144
Description: 33 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Original motivations; initial investigations - does computer dependency exist?; an overview of the methods used; analysis of demographic data - who is computer dependent?; sex differences in computer use and dependency - why were there so few females in the sample?; computing activities - the nature of the phenomenon; computing and other leisure activities - was computing an isolated activity?; social and psychological influences - what might have led to the development of computer dependency?; different types of computer dependency; the effects of computer dependency - the advantages and disadvantages to the individual and others; discussion of the findings - should computer dependency be considered a serious problem?
Responsibility: Margaret A. Shotton.

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