Study of Human Anxiety on the Internet

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
  • Kari Heikkinen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5610)


In this paper a conceptualization of human anxiety on the Internet is introduced; it is built on the understanding of human behavior with regard to technology. The objective of this paper is to conceptualize the human anxiety. An integral part of understanding is an inter-disciplinary (psychology science, cognitive science, behavioral science and communication technology) literature review, of which and overall summary is presented. The understanding is conceptualized by designing, implementing and evaluating through a developed user study model. In this paper the preliminary result of utilizing the developed user study found seven particular anxiety areas which need further studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
    • 1
  • Kari Heikkinen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyLappeenranata University of TechnologyLappeenranataFinland

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