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| Published: December 25, 2015

Effect of Family Climate on Internet Addiction among College Students of Bathinda District

Gupta, S ,

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Google Scholar More about the auther

Singh, B

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.078/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.078

ABSTRACT

Internet is a worldwide, decentralized network of hundreds and thousands of computers linked to each other through satellites orbiting in the space. Presently internet is not only limited to computers but also includes millions of people who are connected to each other through the internet. It has emerged as a major source of communication. On the one hand it has helped lets millions of people to express themselves and communicate with people separated by millions of kilometers; on the other hand it makes people dependent. The advent of computers has given birth to a new form of addiction called internet addiction. The symptoms of internet addiction not only resemble the symptoms substance addiction but also are equally harmful. The severity of internet addiction has made American Psychological Association include it into the appendices of DSM-V. Lot of research has been initiated to see the variables playing a vital role in the development of internet addiction. As the family is the most significant unit in every individual’s life, so the present study aims to see the relationship between family climate and internet addiction.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.078/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.078

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015

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