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Investigate internet addiction and effective factors among students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences

dadipoor, sakineh and Ghanbarnejad, Amin and Safari Moradabadi, ali (2014) Investigate internet addiction and effective factors among students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. J Health Syst Res, 10 (3). pp. 469-479.

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Abstract

Background: Access to the Internet is a growing phenomenon .Every day more people are among the Internet users. This study aimed to investigate Internet addiction and its effective factors among students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This study was of a descriptive, cross--sectional type which aimed to investigate Internet addiction and effective factors among students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences The research community consisted of all students in Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences in year 2013 studying and Was proportional stratified sampling. Data gathering tool was Yang standard internet addiction questionnaire. SPSS software model 16 was used for data analysis research . p <0.05 was set as the level of significance. Findings: From total of 500 students that participated in the study, 166 patients (33.1%) were male and 334 (66.7%) were female. 409 patients (81.6%) were single and 91 (18.2%) were married. Results of the study indicated (226 patients) as the user at risk (205 patients) as a normal user, and (69 patients) another addicted user . There was significant relation Between variables such as gender (p=0.003), field of study (p=0.002), marital status (p <0.001), age (p <0.001), educational level (p <0.001) and using Internet (p=0.005) with Internet addiction. But the location was no significant associated Internet addiction. Conclusion: The correct teaching for the students to use the Internet and making culture, educate families, schools and universities, to solve the problems of young people, creating a fun and engaging programs are effective in reducing the rate of Internet addiction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: ali - safari
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 04:56
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 04:56
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6487

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