Sense of Security in Males Addicted to the Internet

  • Karolina Komsta-Tokarzewska The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology
Keywords: sense of security; Internet addiction


The aim of the article is to present and discuss the findings of research on a group of Internet addicts in the context of a sense of security. A growing interest in the issue of a sense of security, both from the socio-cultural and psychological perspective, is also reflected in the emergence of research on a sense of security among those who are at a high risk of Internet addiction. In Poland, this type of research is virtually non-existent so far. Its implementation and dissemination, coupled with the reflection thereon seems to be of paramount importance because of its wide practical implications: in the area of a therapeutic relationship, a healing process and prevention, as well as a deeper insight into the problems of Internet addicted patients.

An interpretive analysis covered the results for 136 respondents, including: Internet addicts and those not addicted to the Internet, aged 18-39. The research involved male subjects only.

Method. The research used the Sense of Security and Personal Resiliency Questionnaire (KPB-PO) by Zenon Uchnast and the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) by Kimberly Young.

Results. There are differences in a sense of security of Internet addicts and non-addicts. Developing a sense of security can contribute to improving the functioning of people who are addicted to the Internet.


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