A study of individual internet dependency as an extension of social support

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A study of individual internet dependency as an extension of social support

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dc.contributor.advisor Wanta, Wayne en
dc.contributor.author Yoon, Ho-Jin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:46:53Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Spring en
dc.identifier.other YoonH-050906-T4554 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4502
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 23, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism. en_US
dc.description.abstract This current study aims to define and describe the relationship between individuals' Internet dependency and social support as they function in one specific information environment. How the immigrants' acculturation attitude affects their Internet dependency was also examined. A sample of 158 East-Asian and 160 American college students completed a survey measuring (a) Internet dependency, (b) social support, and (c) acculturation attitude (only for the East-Asians).No correlation was found between social support and Internet dependency across the samples. The dependency typologies the East-Asians developed the most often were social understanding and solitary play. The interaction of acculturation attitude and social support was not found, but acculturation attitude was positively correlated with Internet dependency. Finally, this present research suggests that the index assessing media dependency should be revised in order to measure individuals' real usages and usage amount of a medium instead of their perception of a medium. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2006 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Internet en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asians -- Social networks en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asians -- Cultural assimilation en_US
dc.title A study of individual internet dependency as an extension of social support en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Journalism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b57894048 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 85244968 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses


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