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ERIC Number: EJ1016863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
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ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
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Psychological Well-Being and Internet Addiction among University Students
Cardak, Mehmet
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v12 n3 p134-141 Jul 2013
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between Internet addiction and psychological well-being. Participants were 479 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Online Cognition Scale and the Scales of Psychological Well-Being. The relationships between Internet addiction and psychological well-being were examined using correlation and multiple regression analysis. According to results, psychological well-being was predicted negatively by diminished impulse control, loneliness/depression, social comfort, and distraction. Students with higher levels of Internet addiction are more likely to be low in psychological well-being. The results indicated that psychological well-being was affected by Internet addiction negatively; and provided a better understanding on the relationship between psychological well-being and Internet addiction.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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