Internet Addiction Pattern among High School Students of Jaipur City: A Descriptive Study

Abstract This present study was conducted on high school students to find out patterns of internet use and prevalence of Internet addiction among high school students. Seven hundred students of three English medium schools of Jaipur city were selected by convenient sampling technique who returned the completed forms. Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT) Internet addiction or problematic Internet use was considered when IAT score was ≥50. Out of these 700 students surveyed, 250 (28.57%) students were having Internet addiction. Internet Addiction was found significant more (p < 0.05) in males, prolonged users, and younger age of exposure to Internet and high socioeconomic status than their counterparts. In near future Internet addiction may be an important clinical entity. It needs extensive research. All high school students must be screened for Internet addiction and vice versa.

Keywords: Internet, Students, Internet Addiction Test

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