Relationship between internet addiction with neuroticism in high school students, Kashan, Iran


Mohammadreza Tamanaeifar 1 , Fariborz Sedighi Arfeei 1 , Zeynab Gandomi 2 , *

1 Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran.

2 MSc Student of Educational Psydiology, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran.

How to Cite: Tamanaeifar M, Sedighi Arfeei F, Gandomi Z. Relationship between internet addiction with neuroticism in high school students, Kashan, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(1):e87940.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (1); e87940
Published Online: October 17, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 11, 2011
Accepted: October 17, 2011




Introduction: for most people, concept and definition of internet addiction is not known
and use the word addiction for medication misuse or alcohol. Internet addiction is a
physiologic-mental disorder which includes intolerance, severance symptoms, academic
deuce, and disorder in social relationships. Some personal characteristics (neuroticism) have
important effects on using internet. The objective of the present study was to investigate
relationship between neuroticism and academic achievement with internet addiction.
Methods: This research was a descriptive study and included 400 high school students,
who were selected by random cluster sampling. Information was gathered using a 20 items
addiction questionnaire and personality characteristics was measured using NEO 60 items
personality inventory. Also, the mean scores of students were used as an index for academic
achievement. Descriptive statistics and inferential methods were use for data analysis
Results: Statistical analysis indicated that there is significant relationship between
neuroticism and internet addiction. The results also revealed that there is not any difference
between internet addiction in male and female students.
Conclusion: According to the results, it seems that, some personality traits of students
including neuroticism are important to internet addiction, but gender is not an important
factor in it.


Neuroticism - Internet Addiction - Students

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