By: Alexander Mervar
Within this piece, researchers look at a sample of students within a turkish university and analyzed the students for internet addiction and alexithymia. The researchers used the personal information form, the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the Internet Addiction Scale. These tests provide the necessary results necessary to draw conclusions from the available 1,107 students. This resulted in the number of the alexithymic students as 12.5% whereas the number of the students who were internet addicts was 13.5%.
This procedure of this piece is immediately established as scientifically sound by the implementation of multiple tests in order to avoid contamination of the results and to ensure proper analysis during conclusive analysis post-collection of data. By using the personal information form, the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the Internet Addiction Scale, the researchers ensure that the readers findings within the paper are uncontaminated and point to the necessity for further analysis to build up more precedent for the findings within the paper.
With the publication of this paper, the conclusive relationship of alexithymia and internet addiction cannot be completely confirmed. But, hypotheses can still be drawn to come to the conclusion that, “alexithymic individuals try to regulate their emotional moods through addictive behavior.”