INTERNET ADDICTION AND IT'S RELATION WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AMONG THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.

Ms. Amina Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Gitumoni Konwar

Abstract


Background: In today’s technological era, smartphone and internet become an integral part of everyone’s life. Despite of having tremendous benefits it has become a major concern for youth’s wellbeing. Hence the researcher aimed to assess the relationship between internet addiction and psychological wellbeing among the University students.

Material and methods: The study was conducted among 220 students which were selected by using stratified proportionate random sampling technique. Data were collected by Young’s Internet AddictionTest and Ryff’s Psychological Wellbeing scales.

Results: Findings revealed that 3% respondent had Internet addiction, 28.5% were at risk of developing Internet addiction. Internet addiction was negatively correlated with Psychological Wellbeing(p=.000) as well as with its specific dimensions. Findings further revealed that student’s father’s education and mother’s occupation were found statistically associated(p=0.01) with the internet addiction.

Conclusion: The study concluded that students need proper counseling regarding the use of Internet.


Keywords


Internet addiction, psychological wellbeing, counseling

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