Understanding Malaysian Internet Addiction: A Comparative Study on Malaysia and Selected Countries

By Aliza Abdul Latif, Marina Md Din, Rozita Ismail, Marini Othman and Azizah Suliman.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper discusses comparatively the studies of Internet disorder of several selected countries and Malaysia. It starts by describing the concept of Internet addiction, also known as excessive Internet use. The comparative study done is to help determine the level of the Internet addiction in Malaysia. The study performed will investigate the Internet addiction among Internet users in the selected countries and hence identify patterns and factors associated with the addiction and addicts.

Keywords: Internet Addiction Disorder, IAD, Excessive Internet Use, Problematic Internet Usage

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.391-400. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 643.699KB).

Aliza Abdul Latif

Lecturer, Department of Information System, University Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Aliza Abdul Latif BIT, MSc is currently a lecturer in the Department of Information System, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. He has been teaching for six years in E-Business and IT Auditing. His research interests include Information Technology Governance,IT Auditing and recently, Internet Addiction.

Marina Md Din

University Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia

Rozita Ismail

University Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia

Marini Othman

University Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia

Azizah Suliman

Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia

Azizah Suliman is a Senior Lecture at the Department of Systems and Networking, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. She has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA and Masters of Computer Science from Universiti Malaya. She is in near completion stage of her PhD programme in Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research interest had thus far be in the area of Artificial Intelligence where she developed a Medical Expert System for Hypertension in Pregnancy for her Masters degree in 1990 and her PhD work is in the field of Handwritting Recognition using a hybrid technique of HMM and Fuzzy Logic. She has currently taken interest in the area of IT Governance, Internet Addict and Embedded Systems. Currently she is involved as a member in the research group of IT Governance and Internet Addict and also leading a government funded project in Embedded Systems for schools.


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