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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-50

Internet addiction among students of Islamic Azad University


1 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Sari- Branch, Iran
2 Department of Nursing, Azad University, Sari- Branch, Iran
3 Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Centre, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nasibeh Nursing & Midwifery School, Mazandran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4 Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Nasibeh Nursing & Midwifery School, Mazandran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Jabbar Heydari Fard
Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Nasibeh Nursing & Midwifery School, Mazandran University of Medical Sciences, Sari
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.jnms.1.2.46

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Background and Purpose: Today, the increasing demand of computer technology & the vast internet technology penetration despite its plentiful benefits has exposed most people especially college goers to disorder in their psychological health & social communications due to being afflicted to computer addiction .Thus regarding the contradictory results of the studies conducted in this field, the present research has been done with the goal to investigate the Internet Addiction (IA) level in Sari Islamic Azad University students in 2013. Methods: In the present research, the descriptive method has been applied .The statistical community consists of all students of Islamic Azad University located in Sari in 2013. Out of the statistical community, based on sample size determination table from the community size or korjesi-Morgan table, 261 individuals have been selected by random stratified sampling. To collect data, a two-part questionnaire of demographic characteristics & IA test have been applied. To analyze data, descriptive -inferential statistics such as ANOVA & independent t have been employed by SPSS software. Results: According to the study findings, the students' mean age & standard deviation have been 24.3±3.7. 17.6% of the students have been included in average to severe IA range. The internet addiction in various ages has been meaningful among the students. Among girl & boy students, IA is meaningful at P=0.05. Based on the students using the internet, IA is significant at P=0.05. Conclusion: According to the present research findings, the internet addiction is common among the students and in order to prevent its dangers & complications in the students, it seems necessary to pay attention to the health & therapeutic considerations.


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