Bayraktar, F., & Gün, Z. (2007, April). Incidence and correlates of Internet usage among adolescents in North Cyprus. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 10(2), 191-197. Retrieved July 2, 2009, doi:10.1089/cpb.2006.9969

The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Internet usage among adolescents in Northern Cyprus. A total of 686 adolescents (mean age of 14.4 years, range of 12-17 years) were recruited from elementary and high schools. Results showed that the Internet was used primarily by male students. Adolescents used the Internet generally for entertainment and communication. The quality of chat on the Internet was studied, and it was found that adolescents generally introduce themselves differently while chatting. Also, the type of games on the Internet and the corellation between playing these games and aggression was studied in this research. It was found that mostly violent games were played on the Internet and playing these games were related to anti-social aggression and aggression toward the self. Research findings indicated that 1.1% of the students who used the Internet were pathological Internet users. These pathological Internet users visited significantly more chat sites, mp3 sites, pornographic sites, and shopping sites than other users. Also, it was found that students’ grade point average (GPA) decreased when pathological Internet usage increased. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)(from the journal abstract)