| Published: December 31, 2020
Internet addiction among prison staffs and influence of selected demographic variables
The purpose of this study was to analyse the prevalence of Internet addiction among prison staff with respect to their selected demographic variables. The data collected for this research was accumulated through various prison staff from various parts of Karnataka and finally a total of 490 samples of prison staff were collected. The Internet Addiction test (IAT) by Dr. Kimberley Young was used in this study. About 38% of the selected sample of prison staff had mild to severe levels of addiction. Male prison staff had higher levels of internet addiction than female prison staff. Prison staff belonging to 24-26 years had higher level of internet addiction than the other age groups. 39.2% of the prison staff from urban domicile had internet addiction from mild to moderate level as against 25.5% of the prison staff from rural area.
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© 2020, Kumar P., D’Souza L., Akanksh S. & Aliya W. K.
Received: November 20, 2020; Revision Received: December 24, 2020; Accepted: December 31, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020