Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2015

Internet Addiction, Mental Health and Academic Performance of School Students/Adolescents

Nayanika Singh

Assistant Professor, Faculty, Dept. Of Psychology, DAV College, Sector- 10, Chandigarh Google Scholar More about the auther

, K. C. Barmola

Asst. Professor, Faculty, AIBAS, Amity University Rajasthan, NH-11C, Kant Kalwad, Jaipur Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.053/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.053


Every student desires to perform well in schooling whether it is academic performance or others. Students’ performance gets distorted by many factors like overburden, difficulty of subject etc. Information technology has put another kind of burden on students. It is interesting on one hand while distracting on the other hand. This is mainly use of internet among adolescents due increasing literacy of computer and its uses in day today life. Observing present scenario the current study is aimed to find out the effect of internet addiction on mental health and academic performance of students. The sample consisted of 100 high school students, age ranging, 14 to 16 years drawn randomly from English medium schools of Rishikesh & Haridwar (Uttarakhand). Findings of the present study revealed that there was a significant effect of internet addiction on academic performance and mental health of students/adolescents. Results further indicated that the students who were in the severe and profound groups of internet addiction were found to have detrimental effects on both in their academic performance and mental health rather than the students who were addicted to the internet usage moderately.

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