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Comparative Study

| Published: February 10, 2020

Internet addiction & attachment styles

Kanika Girdhar

M Phil Research Scholar, AICP, Amity University, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Vikas Sharma

Head of Department, AICP, Amity University, Haryana. India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Manpreet Ola

Assistant Professor, AICP, Amity University, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.017/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.017

ABSTRACT

Excessive internet usage has increased at an alarming rate in the recent past such that Internet Addiction is one of the most researched behavioural addiction nowadays. So many new cases have been reported of individuals addicted to internet who are impacting there personal, social and occupational life. A lot of them reported feeling lonely, had poor self-esteem, disturbed emotional ties with others, and didn’t have friend’s offline. In the light of that, the current review paper examines the role of attachment and attachment styles on internet addiction. Attachment styles are formed based on early childhood experiences which take form of internal working models as individual grows up. Internet addiction is a maladaptive coping strategy reflecting an inability to handle one’s emotions. It is important to understand different models of internet addiction & its diagnostic criteria to better understand how different attachment styles impact internet addiction.

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Kanika Girdhar @ kanika.grdhr@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.017/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.017

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020

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