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A Study of Internet Addiction and Depression among University Students

Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Research & Psychology (IJBRP) (Vol.03, No. 04)

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Page : 105-108

Keywords : Depression; Internet Addiction; University Students;

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The present study is an attempt to assess internet addiction and depression among university students. The sample in the study consisted of one hundred thirty university students out of which 70 were males and 60 were females who were selected on the purposive basis from the main campus of Kashmir University. Young's Internet Addiction Scale (IAT), Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI-II 1996) and Demographic Data sheet were used to collect research data from informants. The obtained data were analysed by frequency method, Pearson correlation method and t-test. The results revealed that male university students experienced more internet addiction and depression as compared to the female university students and a significant positive correlation was found between internet addiction and depression.

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