Elizabeth Hardie

Journal article

Excessive internet use: the role of personality, loneliness and social support networks in internet addiction

An online survey of 96 adults showed that, based on Young's (1998) criteria for the Internet Addiction Test, 40% of the sample could be classified as average internet users, 52% as problem over-users and 8% as pathologically addicted to the internet. The three groups differed...
Journal article

Finding love online: the nature and frequency of Australian adults' internet relationships

In a telephone survey of 1013 Australian adults Elizabeth Hardie and Simone Buzwell fond that 78 per cent had used the internet, 13 per cent to form online social relationships. Those forming online relationships tended to be students, young, single, comfortable with new technology, likely...