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A Psychological Analysis of Internet Addiction among Students
With the rising popularity of internet as a device of communication among young adults, the internet has become an important social context for their growth. The use of the internet in college campuses has increased noticeably in the recent years. Given the impact of excessive internet usage on the students' mental health and subsequent functioning in society, the present study examined the role of rejection sensitivity, cognitive flexibility, self esteem, locus of control and depression in relation to internet addiction. Participants included 100 males and 100 females drawn from various colleges of Chandigarh. The age range of the subjects was from 18-24 years. The results provided important insights about the role of the above variables with reference to internet addiction. Correlations and t-ratios were used for analyses.
Internet Addiction, Rejection Sensitivity, Cognitive Flexibility, Self Esteem, Locus of Control, Depression
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