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Internet usage from Islamic perspective: a preliminary survey with first year medical students, Kuantan Campus, Pahang 2015

Swe, Swe Latt and U Tun Aung, Maulana Akbar Shah and Mohd Rus, Razman and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Nasreen, Hashima E and Abd. Aziz, Karimah Hanim and Pasi, Hafizah (2016) Internet usage from Islamic perspective: a preliminary survey with first year medical students, Kuantan Campus, Pahang 2015. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration Islamicisation: Focus On Medical & Health Care Sciences 2016 (2WCII-2016), 20th-23rd Oct. 2016, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Internet today has become a greater part of every citizen’s life which helps many successful although, many fall in failure if not utilize it carefully. The usage of Internet is bringing welfare of mankind while avoiding different types of drawback, many of us unable to identify it. This study measured the level of Internet addiction (IA) among students and explored their perspectives on using Internet based on religious background. Methods: A crosssectional descriptive study was done at IIUM, Kuantan Campus, Pahang in July 2015. A total of 103 first year medical students were organized purposely. Internet addiction of the participants was assessed using online questionnaire containing Internet Addiction Test-20. Benefits (7-items) and disadvantages (5- items) Internet usage from Islamic perspective was analysed with (12) relevant questionnaires pertaining basic themes of Islam such as, “Islamic Religion, Ibadah, Greeting, Social Responsibility, Muslim’s Issues, Ummah, Daw’ah, Islamic Business, Al Quran, Hadith, Sunna, Islamic Study”. Results: Prevalence of normal (5.8%, n=6), mild IA (48.5%, n=50), moderate IA (44.7%, n=46) and severe IA (1%, n=1) were resulted respectively. Mean(SD) age of students was 20.9(0.5) years, 35.9% male, 64.1% female, 96.1% residents at dormitory, 48.5% using Internet more than 7 years, 64.1% spend on line 2 to 5 hours/day and 78.6% Smartphone users. Regarding Islamic perspective, 80% of the users acknowledged that Internet usage can provide benefits in enhancing Islamic knowledge, while 20% disagreed to it regarding positive Internet usages. For negative usages of Internet, 60% of the users approved as negative and 40% recognized as it was beneficial. Conclusion: Internet usage has been proven to be beneficial to all Muslim and it can be an effective tool for Dawah activities, but it is highly recommended that it has to be utilized with a great caution while keeping the

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6350/52527
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet Addiction, Islamic perspective, first year medical student
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: nur hakimah a manan
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 07:37
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 07:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52527

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