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| Published: March 25, 2016

Internet Dependency among University Entrants: A Pilot Study

Arjunan, N. K.

Research & Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Moncy Edward

Research & Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.067/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.067

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The use of the internet has expanded incredibly across the world over the last few years. The internet provides remote access to others and abundant information in all areas of interest. However, maladaptive use of the internet has resulted in impairment of the individual’s psychological well-being, academic failure and reduced work performance (Koet al., 2009; Fisher, 2010., Christakis, 2010; Chou et al., 2005; Young, 1998; Morahan& Schumacher, 2000; Scherer, 1997). Cao et al. (2007) reported internet addiction disorder (IAD) as one of the common mental health problems amongst Chinese adolescents which is currently becoming more and more serious.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.067/20160302

10.25215/0302.067

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016