J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2007 Sep;18(3):452-459.

Stress and Social Support According to Internet Addiction

Affiliations
  • 1Nursing Department, Kyungpook National University, Korea.
  • 2Nursing Department, Daegu Polytechnic College, Korea. eh5472@tpic.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine stress and social support according to Internet addiction in juveniles. METHOD: Subjects were middle and high school students in Daegu (N=492). Data were collected using a self-rating questionnaire including demographic data, which was the Korean versions of an Internet addiction scale, a stress scale and a social support scale.
RESULTS
Stress and social support were significantly different according to Internet addition. Significant correlations were observed between Internet addiction and stress and between Internet addiction and social support.
CONCLUSION
These results indicate that the more addictive to the Internet a student is, the more stress and the less social support he/she has. Therefore, further studies are needed to generalize these results and examine widely the effects of Internet addiction.

Keyword

Stress; Social Support; Internet Addiction

MeSH Terms

Daegu
Humans
Internet*
Surveys and Questionnaires
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