Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Relationship between Internet Addiction and Self-Esteem of Adolescents in Selected Schools at Aluva



Address:   Anjaly Martin1, Athira C.P2, Libi Augustine3, Martha Josphere4, Sisira T.S5, Tolsy Poly6, Besi Paul7, Ammu Rajan8
1-6Third year BSc Nursing students, Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva
7Asst. Professor, HOD, Department of Mental health nursing, Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva
8Lecturer, Department of Mental health nursing, Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00026.1

ABSTRACT:
Background: Internet is an inevitable component of modern life. People tend to use or overuse technology in their faster life. At the same time with its advantages, internet has its own disadvantages. Researches have identified many factors that contribute to internet addiction. Self esteem is found to be one among them. The present study is intended to identify the relationship between internet addiction and self esteem. Objectives : The present study is aimed to identify the relationship between self esteem and internet addiction among adolescents. Materials and methods: A total of 40 adolescents studying in Crescent Public school, Aluva participated in the study. Samples were selected using convenient sampling technique. Data were collected using demographic proforma, Rosenberg Self Esteem scale (RSES) and Intenet addiction scale(prepared by researchers). Findings and conclusion: 52.5% of adolescents were occasional internet users, 42.5% of adolescents were average internet users and 5% of adolescents were occasional/frequent problem users. 92.5% of adolescents reported that they used internet for educational purposes and 82.5% adolescents used it for accessing social media.The study couldn’t identify a significant relationship between internet addiction and self esteem of adolescents (r=0.0290). There was a significant association between internet addiction and selected socio-personal variables such as gender (?2=3.84). The study couldn’t prove the proposed relationship between self esteem and internet addiction.
KEYWORDS:
Self esttem, internet addiction, adolescents, internet, internet use
Cite:
Anjaly Martin, Athira C.P, Libi Augustine, Martha Josphere, Sisira T.S, Tolsy Poly, Besi Paul, Ammu Rajan. Relationship between Internet Addiction and Self-Esteem of Adolescents in Selected Schools at Aluva. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(1): 107-110.
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