Relationship between internet addiction and identity styles in bushehr university of medical sciences students

Jahanpour, F and Azodi, P and Azodi, F and Mahmoodi, M and Zarei, Sh and Fatahi, T (2021) Relationship between internet addiction and identity styles in bushehr university of medical sciences students. Journal of Education and Community Health, 8 (1). 29 -33. ISSN 23832150

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Aims Internet addiction is excessive use of the Internet (daily more than three hours). This is social and psychological damage with severe consequences for young people, especially college students. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Internet addiction and identity styles in Bushehr University of Medical Sciences students. Instrument & Methods The present research is a descriptive correlational study. The statistical population was all students of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences. The sample included 277 students studying at Bushehr University of Medical Sciences who were selected using simple random sampling. The data were collected using demographic characteristics, the Berzonsky Identity Style Inventory, and Yang’s Internet addiction questionnaire. For analyzing data, statistical Pearson correlation, ANOVA, t-test were used by SPSS 23 statistical software. Findings The result showed that 90.2 percent of students were non-addicted, and 9.8 percent are addicted to the Internet. The average information identity is 40.29±6.65, and the avoidance identity is 27.89±6.21. The correlation between normative identity style (-0.30) and information (-.0.26) with Internet addiction in a negative direction is statistically significant (p<0.001). Conclusion The present study’s findings confirm the relationship between informational and normative identity styles and Internet addiction. According to the results of this study, it is necessary to develop programs such as training the Internet’s correct use at universities and filling students’ leisure time. Copyright© 2021, the Authors | Publishing Rights, ASPI. This open-access article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which permits Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) under the Attribution-NonCommercial terms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
Depositing User: خدیجه شبانکاره
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2021 05:52
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2021 05:52

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