Partners of Internet Addict Test

Based upon the following five-point likert scale, select the response that best represents the frequency of the behavior described in the following 20-item questionnaire.

0 = Not Applicable
1 = Rarely
2 = Occasionally
3 = Frequently
4 = Often
5 = Always

  1. ___How often does your partner desire or demand his or her privacy when online?
  1. ___How often does your partner neglect household chores to spend more time online?
  1. ___How often does your partner prefer to spend time on-line rather than with the rest of your family?
  1. ___How often does your partner form new relationships with fellow online users?
  1. ___How often do you complain about the amount of time your partner spends on technology?
  1. ___How often does your partner’s work or employment suffer because of the amount of time he or she spends on technology?
  1. ___How often does your partner check his or her e-mail before doing something else?
  1. ___How often does your partner come to bed late because of technology?
  1. ___How often does your partner seem preoccupied with being back on-line when off-line?
  1. ___How often does your partner lie or try to hide how long he or she spends using technology?
  1. ___How often does your partner choose to spend using on technology than doing hobbies and/or interests?
  1. ___How often does your partner prefer to spend time online rather than making-love?
  1. ___How often does your partner choose to spend more time online than going out with friends?
  1. ___How often does your partner feel depressed, moody, or nervous when off-line which seems to goes away once back online?
  1. ___How often does your partner seem withdrawn from others since being online?
  1. ___How often does your partner become defensive or secretive when asked what he or she does online?
  1. ___How often does your partner try to sneak online against your wishes?
  1. ___How often does your partner ignore spending romantic evenings with you since discovering the online world?
  2. ___How often does your partner receive strange phone calls from new online friends?
  3. ___How often does your partner snap, yell, or act annoyed if bothered while online?

After all the questions have been answered, add the numbers for each response to obtain a final score. The higher the score, the greater the level of addiction and creation of problems resultant from such Internet usage.  The severity impairment index is as follows:

NONE 0 – 30 points

MILD 31 – 49 points: Your partner is an average on-line user. He or she may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but seems to have control of their usage.

MODERATE 50 – 79 points: Your partner seems to be experiencing occasional to frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider the full impact of the Internet on your partner’s life and on your relationship.

SEVERE 80 – 100 points: Scores in this range indicate that Internet usage may be causing significant problems in your partner’s life and your relationship. You should evaluate how the Internet has impacted your relationship and address these problems now.