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| Open Articles | First published: 14 September 2018 |

Internet Addiction and Quality of Life among Students at Technical Institute of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

Basma Maher Ragheb
 Bsc, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University
Osama Ahmed El-Boraie
 Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University
Mohamed Mahmoud Shohda
 Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University
Nashwa Ibrahim Abdel-Elrahman
 Lecturer of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Faculty of Nursing - Mansoura University
DOI https://doi.org/10.15520/ijnd.v8i09.2290
Vol 8 No 09 (2018): under process | Page No: 11-18 | Google Scholar
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Ragheb, B.; El-Boraie, O.; Shohda, M.; Abdel-Elrahman, N. I. Internet Addiction and Quality of Life Among Students at Technical Institute of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt. ijnd 2018, 8, 11-18.

Abstract

Internet addiction prevails among students who uncontrollably immerse themselves in it as a way of escaping from their challenges and stressors which may negatively affect their quality of life. Aim of this study: to investigate the prevalence of internet addiction and its influence on quality of life among students of the technical institute of nursing, Mansoura University. Methods a descriptive cross- sectional research design was used to achieve the aim of this study. The present study was conducted at the Technical Institute of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt, a total of 341 students were recruited after considering ethical requirements. Three tools were used to collect the needed data; the socio-demographic characteristics, Young's internet addiction test (IAS) and Quality of life questionnaire (QOL). Results: 16.1% of the sample was considered addicted to the internet and 64.0% of participants had high quality of life. A highly statistically significant strong negative correlation between internet addiction and quality of life was reported (r=0.43, P<0.001). Conclusion: improper internet use negatively affects quality of life. Recommendation: a large scale further research should be conducted on large sample to investigate internet addiction among university students.

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