Comparison of Psychological Disorders in Addicted and Non Adidicted Students to Internet

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Mohammad Bagher Kajbaf 1 , Maryam Kooraki 2 , * , Zahra Saffarian 3

1 Associate Professor Department of Educational and Psychological, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.

2 MSc of Psychology, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.

3 PhD Student of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Kajbaf M B, Kooraki M, Saffarian Z. Comparison of Psychological Disorders in Addicted and Non Adidicted Students to Internet, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(2):e87826.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (2); e87826
Published Online: February 03, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 14, 2012
Accepted: February 03, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Internet use has become one of the most popular recreational and academic
activities for college students because of its convenience and its availiability. Increasing use of
internet and its psychological consequences needs more attention to mental health for internet
operators. The purpose of the present research was evaluation and comparison of psychic
health of addicted and non addicted students to internet in University of Isfahan.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 randomly selected students of
Isfahan University, during 2009-2010 academic year .Yang standard internet addiction
questionnaire and SCL_90_R applied for data gathering and data were analyzed by using
Pearson correlation coefficient and t-test, using SPSS Software.
Results: All subscales of SCL- 90 were significantly associated with internet addiction
(pvalue <0.05). The university students with internet addiction have higher score in GSI and
seven subscale of SCL-90_R contain, OCD, DEP, SOM, ANX, IS, PAR and PHOB compare
to non addicted group (pvalue<0.05). The result of regression analysis showed that OCD was
the best predictor of internet addiction.
Conclusion: The consequences of the internet addiction must be taken into account
. seriously. Correct use of internet should be trained to the university students

Keywords

Health - Internet Addiction – Students

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