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| Published: June 25, 2015

A Study of Anxiety among Internet Addicts and Non Addicts

Pratika C. Sankhesara

Ph.d researcher, Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. S. M. Makavana

Professor, Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University. Editor in Chief, IJIP Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.071/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.071

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Present research has done to know the effect of Internet Addicts and Non Addicts on Mental Health. For this Total number of sample was 480 in which 240 Internet Addicts from the age group of 13-19, 20-30, and 30- up years. And 240 non Addicts were taken the same age group. For the data collection Comprehensive anxiety test (2006)by Sharma, Bhardwaj and Bhargavwas used for data analysis, 2x2x3 factorial design was used and data were analysis by „F‟ test. Concluded result ANOVA was used. According to the results show that there are significant differences in the Anxiety factor due to age at 0.01 levels. It is seen that the mean of age group-1 (13-19years) is 30.975, age group-2 (20-30years) is 26.656 while the same for age group-3 (31and above) is 24.281. Thus we can say that Anxiety is found to be higher among age group-1 compared to the group-2 and group-3 subjects. In the anxiety it implies that age group-1 effect motivates the individual to cope with day problems better then age group 2 and 3.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.071/20150203

10.25215/0203.071

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015