INTERNET ADDICTION AND ANXIETY AMONG STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA

Elona Hasmujaj

Abstract


There is no question that 21st-century youth has become far more dependent upon connectivity for studying, playing, communicating, and socializing. Scientific studies have found that excessive use of internet is related to a variety of negative psychosocial consequences. Internet addiction is a kind of consumer behavior that has attracted the attention of many studies.

This study was conducted to see not only the prevalence of Internet addiction in male and female students, but also to see the relationship between internet addiction and level of anxiety.

The study sample consists of 256 subjects of Faculty of Social Sciences, in University of Tirana, Albania, where 142 subjects are female and 114 others are male. Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were used as instruments for data collection. From the data analysis results to have not a significant relationship between the level of Internet addiction and the level of anxiety in university students, but we can see gender differences with regard to this aspect.

 

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internet addiction, anxiety, students, quantitative research, University of Tirana

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