The effects of subtypes of affinity for hikikomori on lifestyle and internet use behavior.
Matsumaru, Yuka Tokushima University
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affinity for social withdrawal
internet use behavior
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Young people showing an affinity for hikikomori experience positive feelings such as desire and empathy toward it. This study aimed to classify university students according to hikikomori affinity subcomponents: the “desire for hikikomori” and “empathy for others with hikikomori.” In addition, life habits and Internet behavior characteristics were examined for each group. Consequently, we classified the groups into four subtypes: those who “understand the feelings of hikikomori”, have an “affinity for hikikomori”, “do not understand the feelings of hikikomori”, and exhibit “non-affinity for hikikomori”, respectively. Each subtype exhibited unique characteristics, indicating a combination of those at high risk of transitioning to hikikomori and those who did not face such risk.
Journal of Human Sciences
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