INTERNET ADDICTION AMONG YOUNG ADULTS IN BANGLADESH: THE PREVALENCE AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH LONELINESS AND SELF-ESTEEM
Publication Date : 01/09/2018
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of internet addiction and its association with loneliness and self-esteem of young adults. Sample size of the study was 209 young students (male = 121 and female =88; age range 18-28years) from different University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Young’s Internet Addiction Test, Loneliness scale and self-esteem scale Inferiority were used for data collection. Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Chi square and Regression were used for interpreting the findings. The findings revealed that internet facility, relationship status and self-esteem have significant effect on internet addiction. It also found loneliness and self-esteem significantly correlated (r=.591). The findings have implications for parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and policy makers.
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