Predictors of problematic Internet use in school going adolescents of Bhavnagar, India.

Predictors of problematic Internet use in school going adolescents of Bhavnagar, India. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 11;:20764019827985 Authors: Vadher SB, Panchal BN, Vala AU, Ratnani IJ, Vasava KJ, Desai RS, Shah AH Abstract BACKGROUND:: Problematic Internet use (PIU) is the inability of individuals to control their Internet use, resulting in marked distress and/or functional impairment in daily life. AIM/OBJECTIVE:: We assessed the frequency of PIU and predictors of PIU, including social anxiety disorder (SAD), quality of sleep, quality of life and Internet-related demographic variables among school going adolescents. METHODS:: This was an observational, single-centered, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study of 1,312 school going adolescents studying in Grades 10, 11 and 12 in Bhavnagar, India. Every participant was assessed by a pro forma containing demographic details, questionnaires of Internet Addiction Test (IAT), Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) for PIU severity, SAD severity, Quality of Sleep assessment and Quality of Life assessment, respectively. The statistical analysis was done with SPSS Version 23 (IBM Corporation) using chi-square test, Student's t test and Pearson's correlation. Multiple linear regression analysis was applied to find the predictors of PIU. RESULTS:: We found frequency of PIUs as 16.7% and Internet addiction as 3.0% among sc...
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