Home > A preliminary study into internet related addictions among adults with dyslexia.

Kumar, Suresh and Jackson, Sophie and Petronzi, Dominic (2023) A preliminary study into internet related addictions among adults with dyslexia. PloS One, 18, (2), e0280555. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280555.

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In recent decades, studies have investigated associations between learning disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the various types of internet addictions, ranging from general internet addiction (GIA) to specific internet addictions such as social media addiction (SMA) and internet gaming disorder (IGD). However, to date, no study has investigated such internet addictions among persons with dyslexia. The present study aimed to investigate whether differences exist between adults with dyslexia and controls in terms of GIA, SMA and IGD. A total of 141 adults with dyslexia and 150 controls (all UK based) were recruited. Controlling for age, gender, marital status, employment, and income levels, it was found that adults with dyslexia had higher levels of GIA and IGD compared to controls. However, these participants did not show any significant difference in terms of SMA. The results indicate that internet addictions may have a larger ambit for learning disorders beyond just ASD and ADHD and could be a hidden problem for these individuals.

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International, Open Access, Article
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Behavioural addiction
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Prevention, Harm reduction
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