More women may Addiction Facebook - A recent study found that women are more likely to become addicted to social network Facebook it than men. The findings are published in the journal Psychological Reports.
In his research, the psychologist from the University of Bergen in Norway involving 423 students to observe signs of addictive behavior in how they use Facebook. Researchers used a measurement tool called the "Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale", in which each participant is given a score to see the level of use Facebok, ranging from a scale of one (very rarely) up to five scale (very often).
In the scoring method, each participant is also asked to comment about their feelings related to the urge to use Facebook, failure to restrict the use of the site and the feelings can not access the site.
The study results found that some participants showed signs of "Facebook addiction" similar to those shown by people with drug addiction, alcohol and other chemicals. According to researchers, young students are more likely to depend on social networking sites like Facebook than older students. As for the genders, female students more likely to become addicted than men.
The researcher added, people who suffer from social anxiety or insecurity are more likely to become loyal users of social networking sites. This is probably because they find it easier to channel his feelings when it came to using technology to communicate with people rather than in person.
The study also found that people with extroverted personality type (open) are more likely addicted to Facebook, while people who are well organized and ambitious tend to have less risk of using the website, except for the purpose of employment or the network.