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Internet Addiction and Quality of Life among Young Adults: An Exploratory Study

Swati Gupta ,

M. Phil Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology & Mental Health, GBU, greater Noida U.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

Ved Prakash Maurya ,

Guest Faculty, Department of Psychology & Mental Health, GBU, greater Noida U.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

Anand Pratap Singh ,

Assistant Professor & Head of Department, Department of Psychology& Mental Health, GBU, greater Noida U.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

Ashok Kumar Patel

Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Unit, District Hospital Balrampur, U.P., India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.066/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.66

ABSTRACT

Use of internet facility has increased in recent few years. It has observed that mostly youngsters have been affected from recent development of information and communication technology (Maurya et al., 2018).The present study explores the impact of excessive use of internet on quality of life of young adults. A sample of 60 young adults has been selected from Delhi/NCR region out of 60, 23 individuals fulfilled the criteria of internet addiction. A personal data sheet consisting age, gender, religion, education etc., and Internet Addiction Test (IAT) was used as a screening test fallowed by WHO Quality of Life Scale BREF (WHOQOL BREEF).Findings suggested that there is no significant difference in patterns to use of internet among young adults male and female. Findings of the present study also depicted negative correlation between addiction and quality of life which may clinically significant but not statistically proven. Thus, it can be noted that internet use is not only the sole predictor of influencing one’s quality of life.
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Swati Gupta @ vedcpm.maurya@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.066/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.66

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018

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