:: Volume 22, Issue 4 (9-2014) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2014, 22(4): 1-8 Back to browse issues page
The relationship of internet addiction with depression, mental health and demographic characteristic in the students of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
A Shahbazirad * 1, F Mirderikvand2
1- , ashahbazirad2020@gmail.com
2- Lurestan University
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Introduction: Internet as a new consequence can be useful and effective and sometimes hazardous and dangerous due to improper use, and threatened the mental health of the users. This study examines the relationship of Internet addiction with symptoms of depression, mental health, and demographic characteristics among the students of Kermanshah University of medical sciences. Materials & Method: This Study was conducted on 200 students of Kermanshah University of medical sciences that were selected by random cluster sampling, And answered the Young's Internet Addiction Scale (1998) and Beck Depression Inventory(short item form-BDI), and Mental Health Questionnaire, and demographic information. Statistical methods used included Pearson correlation and t-test, and the data was analyzed by software SPSS (V-17). Findings: Internet addiction had positive relation with depression and negative with mental health (P<0/001). According to demographic characteristics of the students such as male and female, single and married, there was no significant difference in the Internet addiction While the rate of the internet addiction was more in non-native than native(P<0/05). Discussion & Conclusion: In order to proper use of the Internet, should be conducted an appropriate culture and education, also suitable methods should be alternative for incorrect ways to use the Internet.
Keywords: internet addiction, depression, mental health, students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2013/10/3 | Accepted: 2014/05/12 | Published: 2014/08/31

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