Individualism and internet addiction: the mediating role of psychological needs

Arpaci, Ibrahim
Kesici, Sahin
Baloğlu, Mustafa
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mediating role of psychological needs in the association between individualism and internet addiction.


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I. Arpaci, S. Kesici, and M. Baloğlu, “Individualism and internet addiction: the mediating role of psychological needs,” INTERNET RESEARCH, pp. 293–314, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: