Internet addiction and its related factors: a study of an Iranian population - Payesh (Health Monitor)
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Dargahi H, Razavi S.M. Internet addiction and its related factors: a study of an Iranian population. Payesh 2007; 6 (3)
Abstract:   (7521 Views)
Objective(s): To examine the problem of internet addiction within the perspective of consumers· personality, behavior and demographic characteristics.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed using 3 questionnaires, including Young's scale to measure the degree of tendency towards internet addiction and Mayer's - Briggs Type indicator (MBTI)• which has four dimensions for personality- and Dean's Alienation Scales (DAS) to measure alienation.
There were a total of 732 respondents, aged 15 to 39 years. Responses were analyzed using factor analysis, analysis of variance, and multiple regression techniques.
Results: Thirty percent of the respondents were addicted to the internet and showed various degrees of alienation, a sense of being powerless, isolated, introverted or excessively emotional.
Conclusion: It is essential to organize educational programs and counseling services to decrease internet addiction within Iranian families.
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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2007/06/15

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