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| Published: December 04, 2018

Personality Correlates of Internet Addiction among College Students

Lancy D’Souza

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

Sukesh, P

III SS, MSW Student, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India

Ravi, M

I SS, MSW Student, JSS College, Ooty road, Mysuru, India

DIP: 18.01.075/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.075

ABSTRACT

The present study assesses the relationship between the Big Five personality traits and internet addiction among college students studying in Mysuru city. Big five personality scale (John & Srivastava, 1999) and internet Addiction Scale (Young, 1998) were administered to a sample of 163 (70 male + 93 female) college students. Personality in 5 traits of students was measured by Big five personality questionnaire and Internet addiction in 6 factors. Data were subjected to product moment correlation and stepwise multiple regression to find out the relationship between personality traits and internet addiction, including the personality factors which predict internet addiction. Results revealed that four of the personality factors-Extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness were negatively and significantly related with internet addiction, whereas neuroticism factor was positively related to Internet addiction.   Further, multiple regression analysis revealed that only two personality factors- neuroticism an Conscientiousness best predicted the Internet addiction to the extent of 13.6%.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.075/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.075

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