J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2010 Jun;19(2):173-185. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.2.173.

The Study on the Relations among Ego-identity, Stress, and Internet Addiction in High School Students

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  • 1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea.
  • 2Nursing Department, Daedong Psychiatric Hospital, Korea. ella39@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The Purpose of this study is to investigate th relations among ego identity, stress, and internet addiction in high school students.
METHODS
In order to get the data by self-questionnaire, 750 subject were selected from Aug. 20 to Aug. 31, 2008. The data was analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 12.0 program.
RESULTS
Ego identity scores were 39.54, stress scores were 64.68, internet addiction scores were 65.34. There were significantly negative correlations between ego identity and stress, between ego identity and internet addiction. But there was significantly positive correlation between stress and internet addiction. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the most powerful predictor of internet addiction was stress related to individual.
CONCLUSION
The findings of study suggest that broad internet addiction and stress program should be provided to prevent problems of internet addiction.

Keyword

Identity; Stress; Internet addiction

MeSH Terms

Ego
Humans
Internet*
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