| Published: March 18, 2019
Increasing Trend of Internet Addiction among Undergraduate Medical Students
The aim of the present research work was to investigate increasing trend of internet addiction among undergraduate medical students. The total sample comprised of 230 medical students from Chintpurni Medical College Pathankot, Punjab. Out of which 91 students were from the batch of 2014 and 139 students were from the batch of 2016. Data was collected with the help of Dr. K. Young’s internet addiction scale. Descriptive method was used to analyze the result. The results revealed that in the batch of 2014, 22 percent were moderately and 39.5 percent were excessive internet users where as in the batch of 2016, 42.4 percent were moderately and 51 percent were excessive users of internet respectively. Thus, it can be concluded that, there is a trend of increasing internet addiction. Which can lead to dependency causing neurological, psychological and social problems.
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© 2019, M Lal, & S Sharma
Received: February 13, 2019; Revision Received: March 11, 2019; Accepted: March 18, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019