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ERIC Number: EJ972143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Communication, Educational and Physical Problems of Adolescents in North Cyprus
Ozcinar, Zehra
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v21 n1 p22-32 Jun 2011
The Internet today, beyond being a source of information and communication, has become an "addiction" for some people. The rate of Internet addiction is rapidly increasing in the world. The aim of this study was to examine the extent of Internet addiction among adolescents in North Cyprus. Eight hundred and fifty-one participants between the ages of 14 to 26 completed the Internet Use and Addiction questionnaire. Results indicated that 6.6% of the participants were addicted to the Internet. Younger high school students were found to have the highest rate of Internet addiction, followed by university students. Males were shown to have significantly higher rates of Internet addiction than females for all age groups. Academic, interpersonal and physical problems were all found to be associated with Internet addiction. The implications for guidance counsellors of this problem are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus