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| Published: December 31, 2020

Internet addiction among prison staffs and influence of selected demographic variables

Pradeep Kumar

Head Warder, Prison Staff training Institute, Prison’s & Correctional Services, Mysuru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Lancy D’Souza

Associate professor of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, University of Mysuru, Mysuru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Schwann Akanksh

Student, Dept. of Psychology, St.Philomena’s College, Bannimantap, Mysuru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.163/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.163


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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020