J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2008 Jun;19(2):310-316.

Impulsivity and Self-efficacy according to Internet Addiction

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Daegu Polytechnic College University, Korea. helena@tpic.ac.kr
  • 2Nursing Department, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine impulsivity and self-efficacy according to Internet addiction in adolescents. METHOD: Subjects were middle and high school students in Daegu (N=486). Data were collected by a self-rating questionnaire including demographic data, a Korean version of Internet addiction, impulsivity and self-efficacy. RESULT: Impulsivity and self-efficacy according to Internet addition were significantly different (F=22.909, p<.001). There were significant correlations between Internet addiction and impulsivity (r=.280, p<.01), between Internet addiction and self-efficacy(r=-.288, p<.01) and between impulsivity and self-efficacy (r=-.665, p<.01).
CONCLUSION
These results indicate that the more addictive to the Internet the more impulsive and the less self-efficacious. Therefore, further studies are needed to generalize these results and examine the effects of Internet addiction more broadly.

Keyword

Impulsive Behavior; Self-efficacy; Internet

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Daegu
Humans
Impulsive Behavior*
Internet*
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