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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 41) Last page : ( 43)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00010.8

Knowledge on Factors Influencing Internet Addiction among Adolescents in Selected Higher Secondary School, Kollam.

Mohan Anju1, Abraham Anumol1, Suresh Geethu1, Jaymol E J1, Shijina G S1, Vijayan Vidhya1, Mrs. Thomas Soly2,*

1III Year BSc Nursing Students, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala

2Nursing Tutor in Child Health Nursing, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing, Kollam, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: solylijo@yahoo.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.


Internet is an integral part of life in modern world considering its social effect on human life, mental, social, academic profits and the ability of technology utilization, experience on the management of time and the simplification of access to knowledge are the notable benefits of internet on the other hand, internet generates significant negative impact and result on every users living. Adolescence is the time of movement forward independence. The individuation process of adolescence is accompanied by feeling of isolation, loneliness and confusion because it ends childhood dreams and attributes them to fantasy which is associated with control focus. Concentration and forming of new habits. When a habit becomes an addiction it has to be either good or junk. Computer and internet addiction falls in the second category which is past taking place among the children and adolescence includes a wide range of behavior. The study was conducted among 100 students in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kollam. The data was collected by using simple random sampling with self structured questionnaire. The data was analysed by inferential and descriptive statistics. The mean score of the study was 88.4 and standard deviation is 13.156. There is a significant association between knowledge level and income and no any other association was found between any of the factors of the demographic variables. Thus the knowledge of higher secondary students under our study found good knowledge regarding the factors influencing internet addiction.



Descriptive Study, Assess, Internet Addiction, Adolescents, Knowledge.


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