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ILL Effects of Internet Addiction-Knowledge and Attitude among nursing students

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Child health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangaluru, INDIA
  • 2Department of Child health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangaluru, INDIA
  • 3Department of Child health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangaluru, INDIA
  • 4Department of Child health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangaluru, INDIA
  • 5Department of Child health Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Mangaluru, INDIA

Res. J. Computer & IT Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 1-4, October,20 (2015)

Abstract

Computer and internet have become an important part of our life that no individual can even think of living without it. And it is the INTERNET facility in it due to which everything is possible. Internet is a device that connects you to the whole of the world. . The adolescent population is highly prone to internet addiction and this can affect their personal, family, academic, interpersonal and social life. To assess the knowledge and attitude regarding the ill effects of internet addiction among the nursing students, find the correlation between the knowledge and attitude, and find association between knowledge, attitude and the selected demographic variables. A descriptive survey approach was used to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding ill effects of internet addiction among nursing students in selected nursing institutions in Mangaluru. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 100 nursing students. Data was gathered using the structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale on ill effects of internet addiction. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study result showed that the majority (67%) of the sample had moderately adequate knowledge regarding ill effects of internet addiction. Majority (77%) of the sample showed favorable attitude towards ill effects of internet addiction. In the study there was a significant association between knowledge and selected demographic variables and the attitude and the selected demographic variables. There was also a significant correlation between the knowledge and attitude of the nursing students regarding ill effects of internet addiction. The study concluded that the nursing students have moderately adequate knowledge and favorable attitude towards ill effects of internet addiction.

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