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Welcome to the Partner’s Internet Addiction Test

Worried about your partner’s internet use? Is it excessive? While we are pretty skeptical about considering excessive internet use an actual addiction, this 20-question self-test may nonetheless help you to identify areas of your partner’s life which may be impacted by excessive internet use.

Completing this Psychological Screening Test

To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to your child. Be sure to base your answers only on the time your partner spends online for non-academic and non-work related purposes.

Take the Quiz

Please note: This test will only be scored correctly if you answer each one of the questions. Please also check our disclaimer on psychological testing and our psychological testing privacy guarantee.

1. How often does your partner desire or demand his or her privacy when online?

2. How often does your partner neglect household chores to spend more time online?

3. How often does your partner prefer to spend time online rather than with the rest of your family?

4. How often does your partner form new relationships with fellow online users?

5. How often do you complain about the amount of time your partner spends online?

6. How often does your partner’s work or employment suffer because of the amount of time he or she spends online?

7. How often does your partner check his or her e-mail before doing something else?

8. How often does your partner seem withdrawn from others since being online?

9. How often does your partner become defensive or secretive when asked what he or she does online?

10. How often does your partner try to sneak online against your wishes?

11. How often does your partner ignore spending romantic evenings with you since discovering the online
world?

12. How often does your partner receive strange phone calls from new “online” friends?

13. How often does your partner snap, yell, or act annoyed if bothered while online?

14. How often does your partner come to bed late because he or she stays up late online?

15. How often does your partner seem preoccupied with being back online when offline?

16. How often does your partner lie or try to hide how long he or she spends online?

17. How often does your partner choose to spend time online than doing once enjoyed hobbies and/or outside interests?

18. How often does your partner prefer to spend time online rather than making-love?

19. How often does your partner choose to spend more time online than going out with friends?

20. How often does your partner feel depressed, moody, or nervous when offline which seems to goes away once back online?


About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire

Scoring:

  • 1 point Rarely
  • 2 points Occasionally
  • 3 points Frequently
  • 4 points Often
  • 5 points Often

When your quiz is scored, one of 3 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.

Generally speaking, the higher your partner’s score, the more impact internet usage may be having on his or her life. Very high scores (above 80) indicate that internet usage is causing significant problems in your partner’s life, and your partner may benefit from evaluating the impact of the internet on his or her life and addressing the problems directly caused by internet usage.

Screening test scoring ranges:

  • Less than 20, Below Test Range
  • 20 to 49, Average Range
  • 50 to 79, Above Average
  • 80 to 100, Significantly Above Average

Additional Information

The Partner’s Internet Addiction Test is adapted from Dr. Kimberley S. Young’s book Caught in the Net [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].