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IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN

Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma.

Abstract
Background: Nationwide shutdown of educational institutions due to the COVID 19 pandemic has led
adolescents to seek refuge in the internet both for education and entertainment. This has translated into
excessive screen time which may have serious psychological implications.
Aim: This study aims to assess the psychological well-being and internet addiction among adolescents in the
age range of 16-20 years during COVID19.
Material and Methods: 448 students, 222 males, and 226 females, were chosen by simple random sampling,
online. The data was gathered using google forms through various social media platforms after assurance of
confidentiality and obtaining informed consent. The participants responded to inquiries on basic information,
Ryff‟s scale of Psychological well-being, and Internet addiction test by Young.
Results: Correlational analysis indicated a negative correlation between all dimensions of psychological wellbeing
and internet addiction. Inferential statistics indicated group differences and significant influence of
internet addiction and parental incomes on psychological profiles of adolescents.
Conclusion: Psychological wellbeing among adolescents is found inversely proportional to internet addiction
which in turn is inversely proportional to the regularity of parental income during the COVID crisis.

Key words: Psychological Well-Being, Internet Addiction


 
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Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma. IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445


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Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma. IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445



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Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma. IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(9): 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445



Harvard Style

Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma (2020) IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN. JCR, 7 (9), 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445



Turabian Style

Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma. 2020. IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445



Chicago Style

Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma. "IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma. "IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 2832-2839. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445



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Meera Iyer, Roopali Sharma (2020) IMPACT OF INTERNET OVERUSE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ADOLESCENTS DURING COVID 19 SHUTDOWN. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 2832-2839. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.445