The issues of Internet Addiction and its Implications on Psychosocial Aspects of Adolescents
Gnanaraj.S1, Anand Jerard Sebastine.A2, Parameswaran.S3
1S. Gnanaraj, Department of Social Work, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. A. Anand Jerard Sebastine, Department of Social Work, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.
3S. Parameswaran, Department of Social Work, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 06 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 August 2019 | PP: 723-726 | Volume-8 Issue-2S4 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11450782S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1145.0782S419
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Abstract: The research study examines the issues of internet addiction and its Implications on Psychosocial aspects of Adolescents. This was carried out based on the level of Internet addiction, Media & Technology Usage and Attitude of Student’s studying at Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology (Deemed to be University),Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India. It was described in year 1996 by the psychologist Kimberly Young that Internet Addition (IA) a new form of disorder prevailing among various category of the people. The universe of the study comprises of 20 departments students studying in Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology having strength of 1442 first and second year students, whereas 144 were taken as the final respondents. The researcher has adopted descriptive research design and used simple random sampling technique in this study. The study was administrated by the tools to measure the internet addition scale developed by Young in 1996. The Demographic factors such as age, gender and grade level were also examined and data analysis includes descriptive statistic and inferential statistic. The result of the study is minatory that the degrees of excessive internet users in the midst of the adolescents are frequent users. The adolescents spend too much of time, too much of money for internet usage, they also unnecessarily access the internet without having any purpose. It reveals that very little time were spent with a purpose, it also reduces the sleeping hours, leads to absence of interpersonal communication, creates social problem, lack of direct contacts, family related problems, psychological disorders, loneliness, losing their academic performance and facing physical problems. Therefore the study reveals that internet addiction leads the adolescents in a negative phase.
Keywords: Internet Addiction, Media & Technology Usage, Psychological disorder and Physical Problem.
Scope of the Article: Internet Computing