In 2004, the first reliable measure for Internet Addiction assessment was developed and is being widely used today. Subjects are asked a series of 20 questions. The answers they provide are on a scale of 0-5. Once all of the questions are answered, the total score is compiled. The higher the score, the more severe the addiction is. The test defines 4 levels of severity ranging from Normal to Severe. In addition to providing a score, the test helps point to the particular problem areas that the subject is struggling with, for example, it may point to a tendency to use online relationships as a replacement for fact to face relationships.
Internet Addiction Test