Relationship between Internet Addiction and Self-Esteem of Adolescents in Selected Schools at Aluva
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Internet is an inevitable component of modern life. People tend to use or overuse technology in their faster life. At the same time with its advantages, internet has its own disadvantages. Researches have identified many factors that contribute to internet addiction. Self esteem is found to be one among them. The present study is intended to identify the relationship between internet addiction and self esteem.
The present study is aimed to identify the relationship between self esteem and internet addiction among adolescents.
Materials and methods
A total of 40 adolescents studying in Crescent Public school, Aluva participated in the study. Samples were selected using convenient sampling technique. Data were collected using demographic proforma, Rosenberg Self Esteem scale (RSES) and Intenet addiction scale(prepared by researchers).
Findings and conclusion
52.5% of adolescents were occasional internet users, 42.5% of adolescents were average internet users and 5% of adolescents were occasional/frequent problem users. 92.5% of adolescents reported that they used internet for educational purposes and 82.5% adolescents used it for accessing social media. The study couldn't identify a significant relationship between internet addiction and self esteem of adolescents (r=0.0290). There was a significant association between internet addiction and selected socio-personal variables such as gender (χ2=3.84). The study couldn't prove the proposed relationship between self esteem and internet addiction..
Self esttem, internet addiction, adolescents, internet, internet use.