Loneliness and problematic internet use (PIU): Moderate, positive, and significant prospective pathways were found from loneliness to PIU (r = 0.287, p < 0.001), and from PIU to loneliness (r = 0.255, p < 0.001).

Loneliness and problematic internet use (PIU): Moderate, positive, and significant prospective pathways were found from loneliness to PIU (r = 0.287, p < 0.001), and from PIU to loneliness (r = 0.255, p < 0.001).