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internet addiction in students

Zhuoli Tao, Gao Wu, Zeyuan Wang
CONTEXT: Although various studies have indicated that high residential density may affect health and psychological outcomes, to our knowledge, there have been no studies regarding the predictive nature of crowded living conditions on binge eating and the use of the Internet as coping strategies. METHODS: A total of 1048 Chinese college students (540 males and 508 females) were randomly selected and asked to complete a battery of questionnaires that included the Zung's Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, the Internet Addiction Test, and Rosenbaum's Self-Control Scale...
2016: SpringerPlus
Andreas G Franke, Sophie Lehmberg, Michael Soyka
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological neuroenhancement (PN) is a topic of increasing importance. Its prevalence rates range from 1 % to more than 20 %. Students are a group that shows exceptionally high prevalence rates. However, little is known about teachers' knowledge, management, attitudes and ethical judgements regarding PN. METHODS: A web-based survey containing 40 closed questions was developed. All teachers working at all private and public schools in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state in northeastern Germany, were invited to participate after their respective school offices were contacted by telephone, email and mail...
2016: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Xinli Chi, Li Lin, Peichao Zhang
This study examined the prevalence of Internet addiction among college students in China and explored the correlations between Internet addiction and psychosocial factors. A total of 1,173 Chinese college students (62.1 percent males, Mage = 19.65 years) were invited to complete a questionnaire containing measures of demographic characteristics, psychosocial correlates, including the quality of the parent-child relationship, propensity for depression, and psychosocial competence, and Internet addictive behaviors...
September 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Hisayoshi Morioka, Osamu Itani, Yoneatsu Osaki, Susumu Higuchi, Maki Jike, Yoshitaka Kaneita, Hideyuki Kanda, Sachi Nakagome, Takashi Ohida
The aim of this study was to clarify the association between smoking and problematic Internet use (PIU), such as Internet addiction (IA) and excessive Internet use (EIU), among Japanese adolescents. A self-administered questionnaire was administered to students enrolled in randomly selected junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. Responses were obtained from 100,050 students (0.94:1 ratio of boys to girls). The prevalence of IA (as indicated by a Young Diagnostic Questionnaire for Internet Addiction score ≥5) in all participants, boys, and girls was 8...
September 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Ibeawuchi K Enwereuzor, Leonard I Ugwu, Dorothy I Ugwu
There are growing concerns that seem to suggest that students no longer engage in school-related activities as they ought to. Recent observation has revealed that students now spend excessive time participating in Internet gambling with their smartphone during school period. This trend could have far-reaching consequences on their schoolwork engagement and by extension, academic performance. Drawing on the Dualistic Model of Passion, this study therefore, examined the mediatory role of smartphone addiction in the gambling passion-schoolwork engagement relation...
2016: Asian J Gambl Issues Public Health
Irene Lai Kuen Wong, Millicent Pui Sze Lam
OBJECTIVES: Game playing is very popular among Hong Kong teenagers. This study aimed to investigate adolescent gaming behavior and addiction at the Internet cafe, and to explore perceived benefits and harms associated with the activity. METHODS: A convenient sample of 13 male high school students aged 12-15 years (mean age = 13.6 years) were interviewed at two Internet cafes. Young's (Caught in the net, Wiley, New York, 1998) criteria of Internet addiction were modified to assess gaming addiction...
2016: Asian J Gambl Issues Public Health
Anise M S Wu, Jibin Li, Joseph T F Lau, Phoenix K H Mo, Mason M C Lau
BACKGROUND: Internet addiction (IA) is a risk factor while some psychosocial factors can be protective against depression among adolescents. Mechanisms of IA onto depression in terms of mediations and moderations involving protective factors are unknown and were investigated in this study. METHODS: A representative cross-sectional study was conducted among Hong Kong Chinese secondary school students (n=9518). RESULTS: Among males and females, prevalence of depression at moderate or severe level (CES-D≥21) was 38...
October 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Yan Chen, Yaowen Kang, Weizhi Gong, Lianping He, Yuelong Jin, Xiaoyue Zhu, Yingshui Yao
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and prevalence of Internet addiction (IA) in adolescents so as to provide a scientific basis for the communities, schools, and families. METHODS: We conducted a survey by randomized cluster sampling on 5,249 students, grades ranging from 7 to 12, in Anhui province, People's Republic of China. The questionnaire consisted of general information and IA test. Chi-square test was used to compare the status of IA disorder (IAD)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Farah Younes, Ghinwa Halawi, Hicham Jabbour, Nada El Osta, Latife Karam, Aline Hajj, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Internet addiction (IA) could be a major concern in university medical students aiming to develop into health professionals. The implications of this addiction as well as its association with sleep, mood disorders and self-esteem can hinder their studies, impact their long-term career goals and have wide and detrimental consequences for society as a whole. The objectives of this study were to: 1) Assess potential IA in university medical students, as well as factors associated with it; 2) Assess the relationships between potential IA, insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress and self-esteem...
2016: PloS One
Masaru Tateno, Alan R Teo, Tomohiro Shirasaka, Masaya Tayama, Motoki Watabe, Takahiro A Kato
AIM: Internet addiction (IA), also referred to as internet use disorder, is a serious problem all over the world, especially in Asian countries. Severe IA in students may be linked to academic failure, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and forms of social withdrawal such as hikikomori. In this study, we performed a survey to investigate the relation between IA and ADHD symptoms among college students. METHODS: Severity of IA and ADHD traits were assessed by self-report scales...
August 30, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Emriye Hilal Yayan, Duygu Arikan, Fatma Saban, Nazan Gürarslan Baş, Özlem Özel Özcan
This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study conducted with adolescents to examine the correlation between Internet addiction and social phobia. The population of the study consisted of 24,260 students aged between 11 and 15 years. Sampling method was used from population with known number, and 1,450 students were calculated as sample of the study. In this study, 13.7% of the adolescents had an Internet addiction, and 4.2% spent more than 5 hr on the computer every day. There was a positive correlation between Internet addiction and social phobia...
August 25, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Raquel Muñoz-Miralles, Raquel Ortega-González, M Rosa López-Morón, Carme Batalla-Martínez, Josep María Manresa, Núria Montellà-Jordana, Andrés Chamarro, Xavier Carbonell, Pere Torán-Monserrat
BACKGROUND: The emerging field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has brought about new interaction styles. Its excessive use may lead to addictive behaviours. The objective is to determine the prevalence of the problematic use of ICT such as Internet, mobile phones and video games, among adolescents enrolled in mandatory Secondary Education (ESO in Spanish) and to examine associated factors. METHODS: Cross sectional, multi-centric descriptive study...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Cynthia Sau Ting Wu, Ho Ting Wong, Kin Fai Yu, Ka Wing Fok, Sheung Man Yeung, Cheuk Ho Lam, Ka Man Liu
BACKGROUND: Internet addiction (IA) among adolescents has become a global health problem, and public awareness of it is increasing. Many IA risk factors relate to parents and the family environment. This study examined the relationship between IA and parenting approaches and family functionality. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 2021 secondary students to identify the prevalence of IA and to explore the association between adolescent IA and familial variables, including parents' marital status, family income, family conflict, family functionality, and parenting approaches...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Masoumeh Esmaeilivand, Fereshteh Jalalvandi, Mohammad Mehdi Mohammadi, Shima Parandin, Parvin Taghizadeh, Peyman Arasteh
INTRODUCTION: In the background of increasing use of internet in Asian countries, the study of psychological health in internet addicted users seems to be vital and necessary. Therefore the present study aimed to determine mental health among internet addicted and non-internet addicted Iranian and Indian students. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 students in various colleges from Pune and Mumbai cities of Maharashtra. Internet Addiction Test and Symptom Check List (SCL) 90-R were used...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
Sachin Ratan Gedam, Imran Ali Shivji, Arvind Goyal, Lipsy Modi, Santanu Ghosh
BACKGROUND: There has been an enormous use of internet among health professionals in the last decade. It has made significant changes in the health care system. Besides its several benefits, the excessive undisciplined use has led to the emergence of concept of internet addiction. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of our study were to estimate prevalence of internet addiction among medical and dental students; to determine association of internet use pattern and psychopathology between medical and dental internet addicted (IA) students...
August 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Sezen Seyrek, Esra Cop, Hayati Sinir, Mehmet Ugurlu, Saliha Şenel
BACKGROUND: To investigate the prevalence of internet addiction and relationship between socio-demographic characteristics, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, and internet addiction in adolescents. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional school-based study with a representative sample of 468 students aged 12-17 years at the first trimester of education year in 2013. The students were assessed through the Young's Internet Addiction Scale, Children's Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Conners Parent Rating Scale, Conners Teacher Rating Scale, Hollingshead-Redlich Scale, and the information form including characteristics of internet use, socio-economical status...
August 10, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Ahmed Waqas, Abdul Rehman, Aamenah Malik, Ramsha Aftab, Aroosa Allah Yar, Arooj Allah Yar, Aitzaz Bin Sultan Rai
The present study was designed to analyze association between problematic internet use and use of ego defense mechanisms in medical students. This cross-sectional study was undertaken at CMH Lahore Medical College (CMH LMC) in Lahore, Pakistan from 1st March, 2015 to 30th May, 2015. 522 medical and dental students were included in the study. The questionnaire consisted of three sections: a) demographic characteristics of respondent b) the Defense Style Questionnaire-40 (DSQ-40) and c) the Internet Addiction Test (IAT)...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Farzaneh Valizadeh, Seyede Roqaie Mirshojaee, Robabeh Ahmadli, Mohsen Mokhtari, Ebrahim Ghaderi, Ali Ahmadi, Heshmatollah Rezaei, Hossein Ansari
INTRODUCTION: Self-rated health is a brief measure for general health. It is a comprehensive and sensitive index for prediction of health in future. Due to the high internet usage in medical students, the current study designed to evaluate the self-rated health (SRH) in relationship with internet addiction risk factors in medical students. METHODS: This cross sectional study conducted on 254 students of Qom University of Medical Sciences 2014. Participants selected by two stage sampling method including stratified and simple random sampling...
June 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
Kamal Nath, Subrata Naskar, Robin Victor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Internet addiction among medical students in northeastern India and gain detailed knowledge about the prevalence, risk factors, and ill effects commonly associated with the disorder. METHOD: The cross-sectional study sample comprised 188 medical students from Silchar Medical College and Hospital (Silchar, Assam, India). Students completed a sociodemographic form and an Internet use questionnaire, both created for this study, and the Young's 20-Item Internet Addiction Test after they received brief instructions...
2016: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
Chun-Hao Liu, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Yuan-Chien Pan, Yu-Hsuan Lin
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors of smartphone addiction in high school students.A total of 880 adolescents were recruited from a vocational high school in Taiwan in January 2014 to complete a set of questionnaires, including the 10-item Smartphone Addiction Inventory, Chen Internet Addiction Scale, and a survey of content and patterns of personal smartphone use. Of those recruited, 689 students (646 male) aged 14 to 21 and who owned a smartphone completed the questionnaire. Multiple linear regression models were used to determine the variables associated with smartphone addiction...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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