Predicting Internet Addiction and Its Relation to Social Support among High Basic Stage Students

Adnan Y. Atoum, Lean W. Alhattab

Abstract


This study aimed at identifying the level of internet addiction among students in 8th, 9th and 10th grades in Zarqa first directorate public schools. It also aimed at exploring the ability of some social and demographical variables in predicting internet addiction. To achieve the objectives of the study, two tools measuring the degree of addiction on the internet and social support were administered to a sample of 600 male and female students. The results of the study revealed that the percentage of internet addicts amounted to 8.5% of the total study. The results of the study showed that social support, sex, and fathers’ educational level can predict the phenomenon of internet addiction in favor of non addicts.

 


Keywords


Internet addiction, psychosocial adjustment, social support.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol9iss2pp312-324

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