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A Multifaceted Approach to Understand the Problem of Internet Addiction Among the Young Indian Students

Sumanjeet Singh ()
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Sumanjeet Singh: University of Delhi

Development, 2019, vol. 62, issue 1, 86-95

Abstract: Abstract There is a broad consensus in the health literature regarding the positive and prolific effects of Internet technology on well-being, though several studies also describe the negative consequences in terms of emerging new pathological conditions among users. This article explores the prevalence, determinants and effects of Internet addiction among young Indian students. Using the questionnaire-based survey data from a cross-section of 1050 young Internet users, it reports evidence of Internet addiction among Indian students, which can be associated with Internet overuse and physical, psychological and behavioural indicators. It also highlights the psychological issues both, as a cause and effect, of longer Internet usage.

Keywords: Internet addiction; Youth; Disorders; Behaviour (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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