| Published: March 25, 2018
Relationship between Internet Addiction and Sleep Quality among Female Students
This study attempted to find out the relationship between internet addiction and sleep quality among female students in Mysuru and Bengaluru cities. The sample consisted of 124 female students pursuing various courses and aged between 18-22 years. The students completed Internet addiction scale developed by Young (1998) and Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-1989). Internet addiction scale measured addiction in 7 dimensions -salience, excessive use, neglect work, anticipation, lack of control, neglect social life. PSQI measured global sleep quality. Pearson’s product moment correlations were employed to find out the relationship between dimensions of internet addiction and sleep quality. Stepwise multiple regression was employed to find out the major predictors of sleep quality by dimensions of internet addiction. Results reveled that As the internet addiction increased, sleep quality of the female students decreased linearly and significantly ‘Neglect work’ and ‘excessive use’ of Internet were found to be the best predictors of sleep quality.
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2018 © D'Souza L, Samyukta A & Tejaswini S M
Received: February 08, 2018; Revision Received: March 18, 2018; Accepted: March 25, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018