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Internet addiction and its association with emotional disturbances among nursing students in Malaysia

Al-Ani, Ali Sabri Radeef and Faisal, Ghasak Ghazi (2021) Internet addiction and its association with emotional disturbances among nursing students in Malaysia. British Journal of Medical & Health Sciences, 3 (7). pp. 1110-1114.

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Background: Excessive use of internet by undergraduate students can lead to problematic internet use in the form of internet addiction (IA) which may affect students’ mental health and their academic performance. This study aimed to investigate. IA among nursing students. Methods: A total of 174 nursing students from International Islamic University Malaysia Kuantan campus were recruited in the study. IA was assessed using Chen Internet Addiction Scale. Depression, anxiety and stress scale (DASS-21) was used to determine the level of depression, anxiety and stress in relation to IA. Results: About 33.3% of the nursing students were found to have IA, while 12.6% of them at higher risk for IA. 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. The mean scores for depression, anxiety and stress were significantly higher among students with IA. Conclusions: IA is considerably high among nursing students, and it is associated with depression, anxiety and stress symptoms. Male and female students are equally affected by IA

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Sabri Radeef Al-Ani
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 10:29
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 10:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91205

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