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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B

Internet Addiction and its association with Self-Esteem

Author(s): Dr. Virendra Pratap Yadav, Poulami De and Anupam Pandey

Abstract: The present study aimed to investigate the association of internet addiction with self-esteem, and to inquire gender difference on these variables. The sample for this descriptive-analytic correlational study consisted of 100 college going students equally divided into males and females belonging to Delhi and NCR Region (India). The participants’ age lies in the range of 17 to 25 years. The internet addiction was measured through Young’s Internet Addiction Test, whereas self-esteem was measured by Rosenberg’s Self Esteem scale. The data were analyzed on SPSS employing t-test and correlation. The result indicated a significant negative association between internet addiction and self-esteem. Significant gender differences were found on Internet addiction and self-esteem and males were reported high on both the measures in comparison to female. Today, internet being a source of knowledge and a medium of entertainment has taken space in human’s life. But, its shortcomings have created challenges as well as research space to explore the ways people are being affected by the Internet. As it was observed in the study that self-esteem is negatively associated with internet addiction, so need arises to plan an intervention based research to optimize the self-esteem.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Virendra Pratap Yadav, Poulami De, Anupam Pandey. Internet Addiction and its association with Self-Esteem. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(1):82-86.
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