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
Lecturer of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Faculty of Nursing - Mansoura University

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.

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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Ragheb, B.; El-Boraie, O.; Shohda, M.; Ibrahim, N. Internet Addiction and Quality of Life Among Students at Technical Institute of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt. ijnd 2018, 8, 11-18.
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Ragheb, B.; El-Boraie, O.; Shohda, M.; Ibrahim, N. Internet Addiction and Quality of Life Among Students at Technical Institute of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt. ijnd 2018, 8, 11-18.
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