Dependência da internet e interação nos media sociais durante a pandemia

Translated title of the contribution: Internet addiction and interaction of social media during the pandemic

Simone Petrella*, Ricardo Morais, Patrícia Silveira

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This exploratory research has as its object of study the perceptions of young adults attending University Education in Portugal, about their practices of accessing and consuming of Internet and social media, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the consequences of the permanent connection to these formats for the development of the risk of behavioral dependence. From a methodological point of view, questionnaire surveys were applied to a sample of 407 young university adults, with an average age of 19.6 years, attending public and private institutions. The results point to an increase in dependence on the Internet during confinement. More than half of the respondents consider that the Internet is essential at some times in their lives, in the same way that they confess that they feel some of the consequences of excessive use, such as addiction to social networking sites or sleep disturbances.
Translated title of the contributionInternet addiction and interaction of social media during the pandemic
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere31
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Ciências Humanas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • COVID19 pandemic
  • Addiction
  • Social media
  • Young adults


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