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| Published: November 20, 2018

Does Internet Addiction Affects Sleep Quality of Pre-University Students?

Deeksha, S

Student, II B.A. JEPsy, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 005, India

Lancy D’Souza

Associate Professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 005, India

DIP: 18.01.052/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.052

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study was to find out the relationship between internet usages and sleep quality among Pre-University (PU) students in the city of Mysuru. The sample consisted of 200 PU students pursuing various courses, aged between 15-17 years. Internet addiction was assessed using Young’s 20-item Internet Addiction Test (IAT-1998) and sleep quality was assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-1989). The Internet addiction scale measured addiction in 7 dimensions – salience, excessive use, neglect work, anticipation, lack of control, and neglect social life. PSQI measures sleep quality of the students. To find out the relationship between internet addictions and sleep quality, Pearson’s product moment method was employed. Stepwise multiple regressions were employed to find out the major predictors of sleep quality by dimensions of internet addiction. Analysis revealed that as the internet addiction increased, sleep quality of the female students decreased linearly and significantly in salience, excessive use, and neglect work and in total internet addiction scores. ‘Salience’ and ‘neglect social life’ domains of the Internet addiction test were found to be the major predictors of sleep quality.   
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Deeksha, S @ lancyd@ymail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.052/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.052

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018