Personality and Emotionality of the Pathological Internet Users

Author: Fatima Malik

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study explored the personality and emotionality of the pathological internet users. The sample for the study was obtained from different collages of Lahore (N=240) by using purposive sampling strategy. Internet addiction criteria, 16 PF and Emotional Assessment scale were used after obtaining formal permissions. The results showed that emotional stability, warmth, reasoning, rule consciousness, social boldness and self reliance are the personality factors on which pathological internet users scored high. The results also showed that pathological internet users scored high on three emotions which are anxiety, guilt and sadness.

Keywords: Anxiety, Personality, Pathological, Social boldness, Self-reliance, Consciousness

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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