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| Published: March 25, 2018

Relationship between Internet Addiction and Sleep Quality among Female Students

Lancy D’Souza

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

Samyukta A

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

Tejaswini S.M

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

DIP: 18.01.088/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.088

ABSTRACT

This study attempted to find out the relationship between internet addiction and sleep quality among female students in Mysuru and Bengaluru cities. The sample consisted of 124 female students pursuing various courses and aged between 18-22 years.  The students completed Internet addiction scale developed by Young (1998) and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-1989). Internet addiction scale measured addiction in 7 dimensions -salience, excessive use, neglect work, anticipation, lack of control, neglect social life. PSQI measured global sleep quality.  Pearson’s product moment correlations were employed to find out the relationship between dimensions of internet addiction and sleep quality.  Stepwise multiple regression was employed to find out the major predictors of sleep quality by dimensions of internet addiction.   Results reveled that As the internet addiction increased, sleep quality of the female students decreased linearly and significantly ‘Neglect work’ and ‘excessive use’ of Internet were found to be the best predictors of sleep quality.
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Lancy D’Souza @ lancyd@ymail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.088/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.088

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018