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Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

A Comparative Study of Mental Health of Internet Addicted and Non-Addicted Adolescent Students

Mr. AtindraNath Dutta

Assistant Professor (Education) Dr. C.V. Raman University, Kota, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.017/20160476

DOI: 10.25215/0476.017

ABSTRACT

With the gradually increasing uses of internet in various sectors, the excessive uses of internet are also increasing. Especially in adolescents this tendency comprises like an epidemic. As a Result of excessive use of internet they become internet addicted. This internet addiction gives birth Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). This psychological disorder affects the mental health of the person and he/she comes in a touch of anxiety, insomnia, severe depression which in turn ruined his/her personal and social life. So, from the point of importance of internet addiction and its positive relation with the bad mental health the researcher had conducted the study. For this very purpose, the researcher had chosen adolescent students from different branches of Engineering as the population of the study and 120 Engineering students of Dr. C. V. Raman University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh as the sample of the study. The researcher had used two tools, General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) and Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT) to collect the data. After analyzing the data the researcher had found that there were a great difference in the different dimensions and overall mental health of internet addicted and internet non-addicted students.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.017/20160476

DOI: 10.25215/0476.017

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 7, April-June, 2017

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