Finding a Relationship between Internet Anxiety and Human Behavior

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
  • Kari Heikkinen
  • Jari Porras
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)

Abstract

This chapter introduces a relationship between Internet anxiety and human behavior. The Internet has become an avenue for service provision, third-party applications, connectivity and social media. Thus, a clear understanding and comprehensive description of the relationship between Internet anxiety and human behavior becomes essential. The objective of this paper is to provide an assessment of the behavior and anxiety patterns of different age groups on the Internet. The study contributes to knowledge on human behavior and Internet anxiety. The preliminary investigation was realized with a small number of participants using qualitative research methodologies, including a structured themed interview. The result indicates that participants felt more anxiousness on Internet time delay anxiety, Experience anxiety, and Net Search anxiety.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
    • 1
  • Kari Heikkinen
    • 1
  • Jari Porras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyLappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

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