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Problematic internet use among nursing students

Al-Ani, Ali Sabri Radeef and Faisal, Ghasak Ghazi (2019) Problematic internet use among nursing students. In: 5th International Conference on Public Health 2019, 10-12 July 2019, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Heavy and prolonged use of internet by undergraduate students can precipitate problematic internet use in the form of internet addiction (IA) which may affect the psychological well-being and quality of life of the students. This study aims to assess the prevalence of IA among nursing students. Methods: A sample of 174 nursing students from International Islamic University Malaysia participated in the study. Internet addiction was assessed using Chen Internet Addiction Scale. Results: The prevalence of IA among students was 33.3% while 12.6% were at higher risk for addiction. No significant differences in terms of gender and other socio-demographic factors were found. IA is significantly higher among students who were using internet for more than 40 hours per week. Conclusions: IA is considerably high among nursing students. Male and female students are equally affected by IA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 656374732
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet addiction, nursing, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Sabri Radeef Al-Ani
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 21:24
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 21:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74732

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