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Comparison of mental health in male adolescents with and without internet addiction

(2011) Comparison of mental health in male adolescents with and without internet addiction. Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

In presented study, mental health of male adolescents with and without Internet Addiction is compared. Participants included 114 male adolescents, selected by purposive sampling method from Internet cafe' of Bandar Abbas which 55 individuals in group with Internet Addiction and 59 individuals in group without Internet Addiction were assigned. Data collecting tools of the research were including Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT), and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). The Independent Samples T Test was used to analyze test research hypothesis. Results indicated that adolescents with Internet Addiction in the overall mental health and Somatic symptoms, Anxiety/insomnia, Social dysfunction and severe depression experience had more problems significantly. Findings and implications for health adolescents are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 2
Keywords: Adolescents; Internet addiction disorder (IAD); Mental health
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
WA Public Health > WA 300-395 Health Issues of Special Population Groups
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5345

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