J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2009 Jun;20(2):207-214.

The Effects of an Internet Addiction Prevention Program on Middle School Students

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Korea. arjoo@chodang.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an Internet addiction prevention program on middle school students' stress and Internet addiction.
METHODS
This research adopted the non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design, and was conducted with 40 middle school students who were selected through convenient sampling and assigned to an experimental group or a control group. Data were collected from September 5, 2007 to September 27, 2007, and analyzed using the SPSS/WIN program by frequency, chi2-test, Fisher's exact test, and t-test.
RESULTS
The results of the experiment supported the hypothesis that the experimental group would have lower stress scores and Internet addiction scores than the control group.
CONCLUSION
After 8 sessions of the Internet addiction prevention program, it was found the program was effective to reduce stress and Internet addiction.

Keyword

Stress; Internet

MeSH Terms

Humans
Internet*
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